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THE 

CONSTITUTION AND LAWS 

OF THE 

GRAND LODGE 

OF SCOTLAND 




EDINBURGH 




MILLER AND CO., PRINTBRS, ANCSUM HOUSE, EDINBURGH. 



CONTENTS. 



Page. 

Sanction, ..... vii 

Cap. 

I. Constitution OF THE Grand Lodge, i 

II. Degrees of Masonry, , . 2 

III. Office-bearers OF THE Grand Lodge, 3 

IV. Election of Grand Office-Bearers, 3 
V. Grand Master, . . , 6 

VI. Grand Secretary, ... 6 

VII. Grand Cashier, . . . 8 

VIII. Grand Chaplains, ... 10 

IX. Grand Stewards and Grand Tylers, 10 

X. Grand Committee, . . . n 

XI. Finance and General Management 

Committees, ... 14 
XII. Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevo- 
lence, .... 15 

XIII. Form of Process Before Grand 

Lodge and the Grand Committee, 22 

XIV. Communications of the Grand 

Lodge, .... 25 

XV. Grand Visitations, ... 29 

XVI. Festivals, .... 30 

XVII. Laying Foundation Stones, . . 31 



IV CONTENTS. 

Cap. Pack 

Xyill. Precedence, .... 32 
XIX. Members of Grand Lodge, Proxy 

Commissions, etc. . . 34 

XX. Honorary Members, . . 39 

XXI. Representatives to and from Sis- 
ter Grand Lodges, . . 39 
XXII. Provincial or District Grand 

Lodges, .... 42 

XXIII. Erection and Consecration of 

Lodges, .... 5^ 

XXIV. General Regulations for Subor- 

dinate Lodges, ... 56 
XXV. Enrolment of Intrants and of 
Installed Masters in the Books 
of the Grand Lodge, . . 67 

XXVI. CertificatetoSubordinateLodgAs, 69 
XXVII. Diplomas, . . . .71 

XXVIII. Clothing and Jewels, . . 73 

XXIX. Dues Payable to the Grand 

Lodge, . . . . 7^ 

XXX. Ceremonial at the Consecration, 
AND Erection of a Daughter 
Lodge, .... 80 
XXXI. Ceremonial at the Installation 
OF THE Office-Bearers of a 

ILODGE, . . . ' . 86 

XXXII. Order of Procession of the Grand 
Lodge, and Ceremonial to be 
Observed at Laying a Founda- 
tion Stone by the Most 
Worshipful Grand Master 
Mason, . . . .101 



CONTENTS. 



Cap. 

XXXIII. Funeral Service, . 

XXXIV. Funeral Lodge Service, . 
XXXV. Roll OF Lodges Holding under 

the Grand Lodge, 
XXXVI. Provinces or Districts, . 
XXXVII. Rulings and Regulations not 
embodied in the Constitution, . 

APPENDIX : 

Institution of the Grand Lodge 

OF Scotland, 
Military Lodges formerly exist 

ING, 

Patrons of Freemasonry in Scot 

LAND, 

Grand Master Masons of Scot 

LAND, 

The Ancient Charges of the Free 

AND Accepted Masons, . 
Index, 



Fags 
107 
114 

120 



165 

166 

168 

168 

171 
178 



SANCTION. 

WHEREAS, the Grand Lodge of Scotland 
having in Quarterly Communication assembled 
authorised Grand Secretary to publish an edition 
of the Constitution and Laws, with the additions 
and alterations sanctioned by Grand Lodge at dates 
subsequent to the issue of the last edition (1879), — 
We, Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart of 
Greenock and Blackball, Baronet, Grand Master 
Mason; Francis Robert, Earl of Rosslyn, 
Past Grand Master; Walter Henry, Earl 
OF Mar and Kellie, Depute Grand Master; 
Archibald C. Campbell of Blythswood, Baronet, 
Substitute Grand Master; Robert F. Shaw 
Stewart, Senior Grand Warden ; George, 
Earl of Haddington, Junior Grand Warden; 
and remanent Office-Bearers and Members of 
the Grand Lodge of Scotland, do hereby sanction 
the revised Constitution and Laws, and promulgate 
the same as authority to all Free and Accepted 
Masons and Lodges holding of the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland; — ^And we enjoin all Members of 



VIU 



SANCTION. 



the Grand Lodge, as well as Subordinate 
Lodges, and the Brethren at large, immedi- 
ately to provide themselves with copies thereof, 
and give due obedience thereto in all points. 
And we hereby instruct our Grand Secretary to 
print and distribute the said Book of the Constitu- 
tion and Laws accordingly. 

Given at Freemasons' Hall, in the City of 
Edinburgh, this Fourth day of August 
in the year of our Lord 1881, and of 
Light 5885. 




^ 



THE 

CONSTITUTION AND LAWS 



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CAP. I. 
Constitution of the Grand Lodge. 

* 

Sec. I. The Grand Lodge of Scotland is 
composed of the Grand Master Mason, Depute 
Grand Master, Substitute Grand Master, Provincial 
and District Grand Masters, Proxy Provincial and 
District Grand Masters of Colonial and Foreign 
Provincial and District Grand Lodges in the 
absence of such Colonial Provincial and District 
Grand Masters, Senior and Junior Grand Wardens, 
all Past Grand Masters, and the Master and War- 
dens, or in their absence, the Proxy Master and 
Proxy Wardens, of each Subordinate Lodge. 

Sec. 2. The Members and Office-Bearers of 
the Grand Lodge must be Master Masons, whose 
names have been recorded in the Books of the 
Grand Lodge, and who, if members of a Lodge 
exacting an annual test of membership shall have 
paid the same. 

A 



2 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

CAP II. 

Degrees of Masonry. 

Sec. I. The Grand Lodge of Scotland practises 
and recognises no Degrees of Masonry but those 
of Entered Apprentice, Fellow-Craft (including the 
Mark), and Master Mason, denominated Saint 
John's Masonry. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Lodge recognises a Cere- 
monial of Installation of Masters of Lodges on 
their taking the Chair, similar to that practised in 
England and Ireland. The Degree can under no 
circumstances be conferred on any except Provincial 
and District Grand Masters, Past Provincial and 
Past District Grand Masters, and Masters of Lodges, 
or those who produce a certificate that they have 
occupied a chair as a duly elected Master. It can 
only be conferred when three or more Installed 
Masters are present, and any Lodge having that 
number of Installed Masters present at a meeting 
may confer the Degree upon its Master, or any 
Past Master ; but in the event of any Lodge not 
having a sufficient number of Installed Masters, 
the Master of that Lodge, or any Past Master, may 
be Installed at any other Lodge having three 
Installed Masters present, provided he produce 
evidence to the satisfaction of these Installed 
Masters that he is a bona fide Master of a Lodge, 
or has been so. 

Sec. 3. The forms of Entering, Passing, and 



IV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 3 

Raising, and of the Installation of Masters, as 
recognised and acknowledged by the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland, may be learned by the proper Officials 
of Subordinate Lodges, on personal application to 
the Grand Secretary. 

CAP. IIL 

Office- Bearers of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. I. The Office-Bearers of the Grand Lodge 
consist of the Most Worshipful the Grand Master, 
Right Worshipful Past Grand Master, Right Wor- 
shipful Depute Grand Master, Right Worshipful 
Substitute Grand Master, Right Worshipful Senior 
Grand Warden, Right Worshipful Junior Grand 
Warden, Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, Right 
Worshipful Grand Cashier, Very Worshipful the 
Grand Chaplains (two). Very Worshipful Senior 
Grand Deacon, Very Worshipful Junior Grand 
Deacon, Very Worshipful Grand Architect, Very 
Worshipful Grand Jeweller, Very Worshipful Grand 
Bible-Bearer, Worshipful Grand Director of Cere- 
monies, Worshipful Grand Bard, Worshipful Grand 
Sword-Bearer Worshipful Grand Organist, Wor- 
shipful Grand Marshal, Grand Tyler, Outer Guard. 

CAP. IV. 

Election of Grand Office-Bearers. 

Sec. I. The Grand Master, Senior and Junior 
Grand Wardens, Grand Chaplains, Senior and 



4 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Junior Grand Deacons, Grand Architect, Grand 
Jeweller, Grand Bible-Bearer, Grand Director of 
Ceremonies, Grand Bard, Grand Sword-Bearer, 
Grand Director of Music, and Grand Marshal 
shall be annually elected by Grand Lodge. The 
Depute Grand Master and Substitute Grand Master 
shall be appointed annually by the Grand Master 
on the day of his installation. The Grand Sec- 
retary and Grand Cashier, and the other paid 
officers shall not be subject to annual election, 
but their appointments shall be held terminable 
at St. Andrew's Day annually, on three months' 
prior notice being given by resolution of Grand 
Lodge to terminate their engagement at such period. 

Sec. 2. At the Quarterly Communication im- 
mediately preceding St. Andrew's Day, the Grand 
Office-Bearers for the ensuing year shall be put 
in nomination. 

Sb;c. 3. It shall not be competent to put any 
Brother in nomination for an office in the Grand 
Lodge unless his consent has been previously 
obtained and vouched for by a Member of the 
Grand Lodge. No Brother in arrear of his Con- 
tributions to Grand Lodge or the Fund of Bene- 
volence, or whose Lodge is any way in arrear, 
shall be eligible to be elected an Office-Bearer 
of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 4. In the event of two or more Brethren 
being nominated for the same office, a show of 
hands shall be taken, and the result declared from 
the Chair. 



IV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 5 

Sec 5. When more Candidates than two have 
been proposed for any office only one division shall 
take place, and the Candidate then having the 
greatest number of votes shall be declared duly 
nominated. 

Sec. 6. The Brethren so nominated as Grand 
Office-Bearers shall be elected and installed on St. 
Andrew's Day, but no vote or debate can then take 
place. In the event of St. Andrew's Day happening 
on a Saturday or a Sunday, the election and in- 
stallation shall proceed on the Monday following. 

Sec. 7. On the death or resignation of any of 
the Grand Office-Bearers, the Grand Lodge at the 
first Quarterly Communication following, or at a 
pro re nata meeting, shall, if deemed necessary, ap- 
point a Brother to act till the first Annual Election. 

Sec. 8. No Grand Office-Bearer (the Grand 
Master, Depute Grand Master, Substitute Grand 
Master, Grand Secretary, Grand Cashier, Grand 
Organist, and Tylers excepted) shall hold the 
same office longer than two years consecutively, or 
be eligible for re-election until he be one year out 
of office. 

Sec. 9. No Brother shall be appointed to any 
paid office in the Grand Lodge until he shall have 
undergone an examination as to his Masonic Quali- 
fications by a Committee to be appointed by the 
Grand Lodge for that purpose, and have been 
reported by them as duly qualified. 



6 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

CAP. V. 

Grand Master. 

Sec. I. The style and title of Most Worship- 
ful and Grand Master belong only to the Grand 
Master Mason of Scotland, and shall not be as- 
sumed by, nor given to, the Master of any Subor- 
dinate Lodge. 

Sec. 2. The Grand Master shall be assumed 
and recorded as a Member of every Lodge holding 
of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, but in that capa- 
city shall not be liable in payment of any contri- 
butions authorised to be levied by Subordinate 
Lodges. 

CAP. VL 

Grand Secretary. 

Sec. I. The Grand Secretary shall have the 
charge and superintendence of the whole affairs of 
the Grand Lodge. All communications shall be 
addressed to him, and all letters shall be regularly 
filed. He shall enter in a book all sums contained 
in letters received by him, with the dates and 
names of the parties or Lodges from whom they 
are received, and shall immediately hand all such 
sums to the Cashier, who shall check them with 
the entries in the Secretary's Book, and note having 
received the same. The Secretary shall correspond 
with Sister Grand Lodges as well as with the Sub- 



VI.] TH£ GRAND LODGE OP SCOTLAND. 7 

ordinate Lodges and individual Brethren, upon all 
business relative to the Grand Lodge or Free- 
masonry in general, and insert such Correspond- 
ence in a Letter-Book, to be kept solely for that 
purpose. 

Sec. 2. He shall be Custodier of the Records, 
Deeds, the Seal, and other moveable property of 
the Grand Lodge, and shall prepare and engross 
the Minutes, keep the Roll of Members, enrol 
the names of Intrants, prepare and despatch all 
Charters, Commissions, Diplomas, etc., issued by 
the Grand Lodge, and furnish to each Lodge and 
Member of Grand Lodge quarterly a printed copy 
of Minutes of Grand Lodge and Grand Committee, 
with a Statement of the sums which have been 
received on behalf of the Grand Lodge during the 
preceding three months. He shall also issue annu- 
ally an Abstract of Grand Lodge Accounts, pre- 
pared by the Auditor. Copies of " Proceedings of 
the Grand Lodge" shall be sent by the Grand 
Secretary to any Freemason who wishes to have 
them, and pays in advance, during the month of 
January, Two Shillings and Sixpence annually. 

Sec. 3. He shall summon the Office-Bearers 
and Members of the Grand Lodge to its Communi- 
cations, and shall call all Meetings of Grand 
Committee by circular, containing a statement of 
the business to be brought before such meetings 
so far as can be ascertained by him, and shall be 
ex'officio Secretary to all Committees, and shall 
call meetings thereof. 



8 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Sec 4. He shall require the Cashier to furnish 
to him weekly an Abstract of all sums received 
and paid by the Cashier during the previous week, 
— and he shall, at least once a-month, examine and 
check the Cashier's Accounts, and compare the 
same with the vouchers, and certify in the Cash 
Book that he has done so. 

Sec. 5. He shall be allowed a salary to be 
voted annually, and shall devote his whole time to 
the duties of his office : any assistance he may 
require, and authorised by Grand Committee, to 
be paid for by Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 6. He shall have full control and manage- 
ment of all paid officials of Grand Lodge. 

CAP. VIL 

Grand Cashier. 

Sec. I. The Grand Cashier shall keep regular 
and correct Accounts, according to forms approved 
by Grand Committee, of all moneys received by 
him, and all disbursements made by him, and the 
Accounts of each Lodge shall be entered in a 
Ledger to be kept by him. Remittances shall be 
made payable to him, and he shall receive from 
the Secretary daily all remittances or sums which 
come into his hands, and shall check the entries 
of same in the Secretary's Book, and note therein 
his having received the amount. He shall, through 
the Secretary, transmit, without delay, to the 
parties or Lodges sending remittances, the proper 



VII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 9 

Receipts or Vouchers for the same. No Accounts 
shall be paid by him except such as have been 
previously authorised by the Finance Committee, 
and then only upon cheques signed by the Chair- 
man of the Finance Committee, and countersigned 
by the Cashier. He shall furnish to the Secretary, 
weekly, an Abstract of all receipts and payments 
during the previous week, and shall once a month 
at least, and oftener if required, lay his Accounts 
and the vouchers thereof before the Grand Sec- 
retary to be examined and checked by him. He 
shall also at the end of each financial year (30th 
November) prepare a complete Abstract of the 
Accounts in the form approved by Grand Lodge, 
to be submitted within ten days thereafter, along 
with the books and vouchers, to the Auditor ap- 
pointed to audit the same. 

Sec. 2. He shall at no time retain in his hands 
more than ;^2o of the Funds of the Grand Lodge. 
Whenever any greater sum shall be in his hands, 
the same shall be paid into Bank to the Account 
of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 3. He shall find security for his intro- 
missions to the amount of ;^5oo. In the necessary 
absence of the Grand Secretary, his duties shall 
be attended to by the Cashier, and vice versa. 

Sec. 4. The Grand Cashier shall be allowed 
a salary to be voted annually. He shall devote his 
whole time to the duties of his office, and attend 
daily, during business hours, at Freemasons' Hall. 

Sec. 5. He shall receive and pay all moneys 



lO CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

connected with the Benevolent Fund, and keep 
the accounts thereof. 

Sec 6. Travelling expenses to and from meet- 
ings presided over by the Grand Lodge shall be 
all6wed to the Secretary and Cashier when the 
Grand Lodge or Grand Committee shall sanction 
the attendance of both or either of them. 

CAP. VI I L 

Grand Chaplains. 

The Grand Chaplains shall attend the Quarterly 
and other Communications of the Grand Lodge, 
and there offer up solemn prayer suitable to the 
occasion, according to ancient usage among the 
Fraternity. 

CAP. IX. 

Grand Stewards, etc. 

Sec I. The Grand Lodge shall annually, at 
the Quarterly Communication in November, ap- 
point not more than fifty Brethren, members of 
Grand Lodge, to act as Grand Stewards, to whom, 
under the direction of the Grand Lodge, the man- 
agement of the Feast of St. Andrew, and other 
Festivals, shall be entrusted. The Brethren so 
nominated shall each pay, in addition to his test 
of membership and contribution to the Fund of 
Benevolence, the sum of five shillings. The Grand 
Stewards shall attend at all Processions of the 



VI 



V 



X.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 1 

Grand Lodge, in their proper clothing, and with 
their rods of office. No Brother in arrear of his 
Contribution to the Fund of Benevolence and his 
other dues, or whose Lodge is any way in arrear, 
shall be eligible to be elected a Grand Steward of 
the Grand Lodge. The increase of dues and limit- 
ation of number not to apply to Grand Stewards 
elected prior to the passing of this enactment. 

Sec. 2. The Board of Grand Stewards shall 
annually elect its President and Vice-President. 

Sec. 3. The Grand Tyler and Outer Guard 
shall attend all meetings — assist in the arrange- 
ments, and see that none obtain admission but 
such as are properly qualified. They shall be 
paid such salaries as shall from time to time be 
fixed by the Grand Lodge, and shall be exempted 
from payment of test of membership or other dues. 

CAP. X. 
Grand Committee. 

Sec. I. The Grand Committee consists of the 
Grand Master, Depute Grand Master, Substitute 
Grand Master, and thirty-six elective Members. 
Five to be a quorum. All qualified Members of 
Grand Lodge are eligible for election. No Brother 
being in arrear of his contribution to Grand Lodge, 
or to the Fund of Benevolence, or whose Lodge is 
any way in arrear, can be elected, or take his seat 
and vote as a Member of the Grand Committee. 

Sec. 2. The twelve elective members who stood 



14 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OP [CAP. 

work to be executed for Grand Lodge, the expense 
of which the Grand Committee shall have reason 
to believe may exceed £s sterling annually. No 
Member of the Grand Committee shall offer or be 
accepted to execute work for the Grand Lodge. 

CAP. XL 

Finance and General Management 
Committees. 

Sec. 1. A Finance Committee shall be annually 
appointed by Grand Committee, and shall consist 
of five of their own number, three to be a quorum, 
and not more than two to be resident in one pro- 
vince. The Finance Committee shall meet monthly, 
and at other times when necessary. The whole of 
the Financial Income of Grand Lodge, from what- 
ever source, Benevolent Fund included, shall come 
under the direct supervision of the Finance Com- 
mittee, and no individual Brother, Trustee, or 
Committee shall be allowed to of)erate upon any 
Fund or Account belonging to Grand Lodge, unless 
sanctioned by said Finance Committee and ap- 
proved by Grand Committee or Grand Lodge ; and 
any Brother or Committee operating on the above 
shall be bound to refund the sums affected thereby. 
Drafts drawn on the Bank Account shall be coun- 
tersigned by the Chairman of this Committee 
monthly before they are paid by the Bank. The 
Cash-Book of the Grand Lodge shall be regularly 
and correctly entered up and balanced monthly by 



XIl] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 5 

the Grand Cashier, and submitted to the Committee 
at each meeting. It shall be the duty of the Fin- 
ance Committee to see that all sums of money 
received on behalf of Grand Lodge have been duly 
credited in said Cash- Book, and that the balance 
as then shown is correct and accounted for. 

Sec. 2. A Hall and Buildings Committee shall 
also be appointed by Grand Committee, consisting 
of five of its number, whose duty it shall be 
to see that all contracts for work have been duly 
executed — attend to the letting of the Hall, shops^ 
and other property, — and, generally, to take the 
care and management of the whole property. 

Sec. 3. The Grand Secretary with the Cashier 
shall attend all meetings of the above Committees^ 
and keep regular minutes of their proceedings. 

Sec 4. The appointment of Finance and Gen- 
eral Management Committees shall be subject to 
the approval or disapproval of Grand Lodge. 

CAP. XIL 
The Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevolence. 

Sec I. This Fund is solely devoted to the pur- 
poses of Charity, and shall not be appropriated to 
any other purpose. 

Sec. 2. It is raised by means of Annual Con- 
tributions, payable on ist February of each year, 
from the Office-Bearers and Members of the Grand 
Lodge, and by such voluntary Donations as may 
from time to time be made, and shall be kept 



l6 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

separate from the ordinary income of the Grand 
Lodge, no part of which shall be applied to chari- 
table purposes unless by special vote, after notice 
given at the previous Quarterly Communication. 

Sec. 3. The Fund shall be distributed and 
applied by a Committee, consisting of the OfBce- 
Bearers of the Grand Lodge, Provincial and District 
Grand Masters, Proxy Provincial and Proxy District 
Grand Masters of Colonial and Foreign Provincial 
and Districtx Grand Lodges, the Grand Stewards, 
the Masters and Proxy Masters on the Roll of 
Grand Lodge. Five to be a quorum. The Com- 
mittee shall meet on the last Thursday of every 
month. 

Sec. 4. No Member of Committee being in 
arrear of his contribution to Grand Lodge or to 
the Fund of Benevolence, or whose Lodge is any 
way in arrear, shall be allowed to attend such 
meetings. 

Sec. 5. All applications for Charity must be by 
Petition, and must be certified by the Master or 
Proxy Master of the Lodge from which the Peti- 
tioner derives right ; but in the event of such 
Lodge being dormant, or struck off the Roll, such 
applications may be certified by any Master or 
Proxy Master duly qualified. Forms of petitions 
shall be supplied gratis^ on application to the 
Grand Secretary. 

Sec. 6. No Charity Petition shall be received 
from any Brother whose name is not enrolled in 
the Grand Lodge Books, or from the Widow or 



XII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 7 

Child of such Brother, unless as aftermentioned, 
Section 12. Neither shall any Brother have a claim 
to be relieved unless his name has been at least 
two years enrolled in the Books of the Grand 
Lodge. The limitation of two years, however, does 
not apply to cases of shipwreck or capture at sea, 
loss by fire, or breaking or dislocating a limb, fully 
attested and proved. 

Sec. 7. The Committee on the Fund of Scot- 
tish Masonic Benevolence may, in cases of extra- 
ordinary distress, afford relief to Scottish Brethren 
whose names have been less than two years en- 
rolled in the Grand Lodge Books, and to their 
Widows and Children, provided such Brethren 
have been initiated or affiliated in a regular Scot- 
tish Lodge prior to 3rd August 1846, when the 
Fund was established. This extension of the 
Charity to apply also to. the Widows and Children 
of such Brethren. 

Sec. 8. All Charity Petitions must be lodged 
with the Grand Secretary at least three days pre- 
vious to the Monthly Meeting of the Committee. 

Sec. 9. The Grand Secretary shall examine 
each Charity Petition, and upon finding that the 
name of the Applicant (or in the event of the 
Petition being from a Widow or Child, that the 
name of the husband or father) has been recorded 
in the Books of the Grand Lodge, he shall certify 
the same to the Committee, which shall thereupon 
decide on the application ; or, should it think fit, 
appoint a Sub-Committee specially to investigate 

B 



1 8 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

into the case of any Applicant, and report to the 
Committee 

Sec io. The Committee shall not allow Appli- 
cants to become Pensioners on the Fund ; and 
repeated applications from the same parties are to 
be discouraged. 

Sec. II. The Grand Secretary shall attend 
the Meetings of Committee, and enter in a book 
the number of each Charity Petition, and name 
of Applicant, together with the sum granted by 
the Committee. The Chairman shall also sign or 
initial, upon each application, the deliverance of 
the Committee. The Chairman of Finance Com- 
mittee shall sign the Bank Draft for the sums 
granted, to foe countersigned by the Grand Cashier. 

Sec. 12. Notwithstanding that this Fund is in- 
tended for the relief exclusively of Scottish Masons, 
their Wives and Children, the Committee may, in 
cases of extraordinary distress, afford relief to 
Brethren or their Widows or Children under the 
Constitution of the Grand Lodges of England, 
Ireland, or of Foreign Countries, on the produc- 
tion of proper and valid certificates from their 
respective Lodges, or other evidence to the satis- 
faction of the Committee, and on satisfactory proof 
of the identity and distress of the Applicant. 

Sec. 13. In cases of peculiar urgency it shall be 
competent for the Grand Secretary to call a Special 
Meeting of the Committee to consider and dispose 
of such cases, without waiting for the usual Monthly 
Meeting ; and further, it shall be competent to the 



XII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. I9 

Grand Secretary to authorise the Grand Cashier to 
give such poor or itinerant Brethren as may appear 
proper objects of the Charity, any sum not exceeding 
Ten Shillings, if the exigency of their circumstances 
should not admit of the delay necessary to lay their 
cases before the Benevolent Fund Committee. 
Such sums shall be regularly entered in a book kept 
for the purpose, together with the name of the 
individual relieved, and the Lodge he belongs to, 
and shall be initialed by the individual upon receipt 
of the sum given. The Grand Cashier shall be 
entitled to hold in his hands a sum not exceeding 
£^, for the purpose of paying casual Charities. 

Sec. 14. The Grand Cashier shall account for 
his intromissions at every meeting of the Benevolent 
Fund Committee. 

Sec. 15. The Grand Lodge earnestly recom- 
mends Subordinate Lodges to establish a Charity 
Fund among themselves, and also to contribute 
annually to the Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevo- 
lence — as a Central Fund for carrying out the 
charitable objects and principles of Freemasonr)^ 
by contributing such sums as they think fit, either 
from the funds of their Lodge or by subscription 
among themselves. 

Sec. 16. All Petitions for assistance presented 
to the Committee from unregistered Brethren, or the 
Widows or Children of such Brethren, shall be 
reported by the Committee on the Fund to the 
Grand Lodge or Grand Committee, that the books 
of the Lodge failing to register may be immediately 



20 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

thereafter called for, and produced to the Grand 
Lodge or Grand Committee for examination, and 
measures thereby taken to prevent future irregu- 
larities in making Returns of Intrants on the part 
of Daughter Lodges. 

Sec. 17. Out of the Registration fees paid to 
. the Grand Lodge, the sum of One Shilling for each 
Intrant shall be paid quarterly to the Fund of 
Scottish Masonic Benevolence. 

Sec. 18. The moneys received on account of the 
Fund to be lodged from time to time in Bank and 
an account kept in name of the Fund of Scottish 
Masonic Benevolence. 

Sec. 19. A Brother liable for his subscription 
to the Fund in two capacities (^.^., as Grand 
Steward and at the same time as Proxy Master,) 
pays only one subscription, but that in the highest 
capacity. 

Sec. 20. Ten per cent, of the moneys, collected 
shall be annually set apart to form a Sinking Fund 
for the purpose of the Institution, the yearly interest 
only on said Sinking Fund being applicable to 
purposes of charity, in addition to the annual revenue 
accruing from subscriptions. 

Sec. 21. On presentation of petitions by Widows 
of deceased Masons, their marriage-lines or other 
certificate or satisfactory evidence of marriage, shall 
be required. 

Sec. 22. The sums unappropriated on each 
year's contributions (including the ten per cent, men- 
tioned in Section 20,) shall be regularly capitalised 



xil] the grand lodge of SCOTLAKO. it 

on 30th Noveipber annually ; and the sums to 
be distributed in each year by the Committee shall 
not exceed the receipts for that year, including^ 
interest on capital, but under deduction always of 
the ten per cent, to be set apart as a sinking Fund. 
Sec. 23. No relief shall be granted to any 
Petitioner unless party or parties recommending 
the Petition be present to give all necessary 
information to the Committee as to the circum- 
stances of the case ; or, in absence, to forward the 
information in writing, or to furnish the same 
through a Member of Committee. 

TRANSCRIPT PETITION. 

To the Managing Committee of the Fund of Scottish 
Masonic Benevolence, the Petition of [name, address, 
occupation, and age.] 
Sheweth, — That your Petitioner was duly entered as a 
Member of the Craft, in the, Lodge 
holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, No. 
on or about the day of 18 , 

and duly recorded in the Books of Grand Lodge on the 
day of 18 , and in 

consequence of [here state the particular circumstances 
of the case], is now under the necessity of seeking 
assistance from the Fund under your Management. 
May it therefore please the Committee to afford 
such assistance as in the circumstances may 
be thought proper, 

And your Petitioner will ever pray. 

[The Petitioner is required to answer the following queries : — u/, 
Amount of Parochial or other assistance ? 2nd, If married ? ^rd^ 
Number of family and their several ages ? 4/A, Whether all, any, 
and who of them are earning livelihoods for themselves?] 



22 COKSTItUtlO^I AND LAWS OF [CAI*. 

Certificate by Master or Proxy Master. — As 
Master, or Proxy Master, of the Lodge No , to 

which the above-named Brother belongs, I certify th-t 
what is stated in the foregoing Petition is correct and 
consistent with my knowledge, and I recommend [or 
do not recommend, as the case may be] him as 
deserving of assistance from the Fund of Scottish 
Masonic Benevolence. 

CAP. XIII. 

Form of Process before the Grand Lodgfe and the 

Grand Committee. 

Sec. I. In the event of disputes arising between 
Subordinate Lodges or Members of the Craft, the 
party or parties aggrieved may lay the same before 
the Grand Lodge by a written Petition and 
Memorial, signed by him or them, stating distinctly 
the matter complained of. 

Sec. 2. Such Petition and Memorial, together 
with a certificate by the complainer that a copy 
thereof has been served on the party complained 
against, shall be lodged with the Grand Secretary, 
and fees paid therewith ; and the Grand Secretary 
shall thereupon summon a meeting of the Grand 
Committee, who shall have power either to proceed 
de piano with the consideration of the case, or to 
report the same, for instructions, to the next Quar- 
terly Communication of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 3. The contending parties shall attend 
at said Meeting of the Grand Committee (of which 



XIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 23 

notice shall be sent them), either personally or by 
their mandatories — such mandatories being them- 
selves Members of the Grand Lodge, — when the 
party complained against may be heard upon a 
preliminary defence, and the other party allowed to 
reply. The Grand Committee shall then either 
decide upon the case^ refuse the Petition in limine^ 
or order Answers within fourteen days, or such other 
period as may be thought fit, under certification ; 
and after Answers, or in case Answers should seem 
to be unnecessary, they may appoint a Sub-Com- 
mittee of their number to take a Proof, and report 
the same to an Adjourned Meeting. 

Sec. 4. The Grand Secretary shall thereafter 
summon the Grand Committee together, and the 
Petition shall then be taken into consideration, with 
or without Answers and Proof, and the Grand 
Committee shall proceed to give judgment, or, in 
case of difficulty, report the case, with the whole 
proceedings therein, to next Quarterly Communica- 
tion of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 5. It shall be in the power of any party or 
parties who may feel themselves aggrieved by the 
decisions of the Grand Committee, to appeal the 
same to the Grand Lodge ; but in such case the 
party appealing must previously lodge with the 
Grand Secretary a sum equal to the amount of the 
reasonable expenses already incurred by the other 
party, which sum the Grand Secretary is hereby 
empowered to fix, at the sign of th^i Grand Com- 
miuee, and the same shall be forfeited and be paid 



24 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

to the other party in case the Grand Lodge shall 
affirm the decision of the Grand Committee. 

Sec. 6. In cases of Appeals it shall be competent 
for the Grand Lodge to call for further production, 
pleadings, or evidence, and to hear parties and 
their mandatories, or to remit the cause to the Grand 
Committee, with instructions ; but in no case shall 
an appeal be competent, except upon the merits of 
the cause, or until after the deliberate decision of 
the Grand Committee thereupon. 

Sec. 7. The Grand Secretary shall mark on the 
back of each paper the date when the same was 
lodged, and shall immediately make a copy thereof 
for, and at the expense of, the opposite party, except 
in the case of a Petition wherewith certificate of 
service has been produced. 

Sec. 8. With each Petition or Answers, Appeal 
or other pleadings, there shall be paid a Fee of 
Five Shillings. There shall also be paid a Fee 
of One Shilling at each borrowing or returning of 
the process or productions. 

Sec. 9. Over and above the foresaid Fees there 
shall be paid, for all extracts of the proceedings, 
at the rate of Two Shillings and Sixpence for the 
first sheet, and One Shilling and Sixpence for each 
other, by the party requiring the same ; the like 
Fees being exigible for the copies of papers re- 
quiring to be made under Section 7 hereof. 

Sec. 10. The Judgments of the Grand Com- 
mittee (when not appealed from), and of the Grand 
Lodge, shall be held to be final, and not reviewable 



XIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OP SCOTLAND. 25 

by any tribunal whatever; and any party chal- 
lenging, or refusing to submit to or implement the 
same, shall be liable to expulsion from the Grand 
Lodge, deprivation of his Masonic privileges, or 
such other punishment or censure as the Grand 
Lodge may see proper to inflict. 

CAP. XIV. 
Communications of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. I. The Grand Lodge shall for the despatch 
of business, hold four Quarterly Communications 
annually — viz., on the first Thursdays of February, 
May, August, and November. Twenty-one Mem- 
bers shall form a quorum ; and, when necessary, 
these meetings may be adjourned to a future day 
or days. The Grand Lodge shall also hold a 
Grand Communication on St Andrew's Day in 
every year for the election and installation of Grand 
Officers. 

Sec. 2. The hour of meeting of the Grand 
Lodge shall be Four o'clock p.m., or such other 
hour as the Grand Lodge may appoint. 

Sec. 3. The Grand Master, Depute Grand 
Master, or Substitute Grand Master may at any 
time call a meeting of the Grand Lodge ; and, 
upon an order from the Grand Committee, or a 
requisition signed by Twenty-one duly qualified 
Members of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Secretary 
shall be bound immediately to call a Meeting, to 
be held within ten days from the date of presenting 



26 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP; 

the requisition. Such order or requisition shall dis- 
tinctly state for what purpose the meeting is called, 
and no other business shall be discussed thereat. 

Sec. 4. None but Members of Grand Lodge 
shall be admitted to the body of the Hall ; and the 
Grand Secretary shall issue tickets of admission 
to all Members of Grand Lodge, annually, on pay- 
ment of their fees. Such Tickets to be presented 
before admission to the Hall, and shall not be 
transferable under pain of forfeiture. 

Sec. 5. Members of Grand Lodge on resigning 
or being superseded or otherwise becoming dis- 
qualified during the year for which their fees have 
been paid, shall return to the Grand Secretary 
their tickets of admission. 

Sec. 6. In the absence of the Grand Master the 
Chair shall be filled in the following order: — By 
the Past Grand Master ; Depute Grand Master ; 
Substitute Grand Master ; Past Depute Grand 
Master ; Past Substitute Grand Master ; Provincial 
or District Grand Masters ; Senior Grand Warden ; 
Junior Grand Warden ; Senior Grand Deacon ; 
Junior Grand Deacon ; the Master or Proxy Master 
present, according to the seniority of their respec- 
tive Lodges on the Grand Roll. 

Sec. 7. In the absence of the Grand Wardens 
their chairs shall be filled by the Past Grand 
Wardens ; Senior and Junior Grand Deacons ; 
the Master or Proxy Master present, according 
to the seniority of their respective Lodges on the 
Roll of the Grand Lodge. 



XlV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 27 

Sec. 8. Notices of Motion must be given per- 
sonally and in writing, and not by Brethren present 
on behalf of absent members ; and those given 
in at one meeting of Grand Lodge, to be made 
at another meeting, shall be audibly read by the 
Brother giving notice, and also by the Grand 
Secretary, before the close of the meeting of 
Grand Lodge at which the notice is given in. 

Sec. 9. A Brother giving notice of a Motion 
should be personally present to bring it forward 
at the Quarterly Communication after it has been 
intimated. If, however, the Mover shall be ab- 
sent, it is in the power of the Seconder to take 
up the motion on its coming before the Grand 
Lodge. Should the Seconder be absent, it shall 
be competent to any Brother being a Member of 
Grand Lodge to second the Motion. 

Sec. 10. No Motion put on the Grand Lodge 
Notices can be postponed or delayed without cause 
being shown which shall be satisfectory to the 
Grand Lodge. 

Sec. II. No Motion for altering or abrogating 
an existing Law, or for enacting a new one, or for 
disposing of any part of the Property or Funds of 
the Grand Lodge, shall be made, except at a Quar- 
terly Communication ; and such Motion must lie on 
the table for three months previous to discussion. 

Sec. 12. Copies of all Notices of Motions given 
in Grand Lodge shall be sent at once to Provincial 
Grand Lodges, with a request to circulate the same 
in their Provinces. 



28 CONSTITUTION AND LA,WS OF [CAP. 

Sec. 13. Laws enacted at the Quarterly Meet- 
ings of Grand Lodge shall not be cancelled or 
altered within a shorter period than twelve months 
thereafter. But Grand Lodge may on cause shown 
suspend its Standing Orders by a majority of two- 
thirds. 

Sec. 14. After a question has been fully and 
regularly discussed, the majority of members pre- 
sent shall determine the point at issue. In case of 
an equality of votes, the Grand Master, or Brother 
in the Chair, shall have the casting vote, but he 
shall have no deliberative vote. 

Sec. 15. When a Motion shall have been regu- 
larly made and seconded, it shall not be competent 
for the Grand Master, or other Brother officiating 
in the Chair, to refuse to put the same to the vote ; 
and if any doubt shall arise as to the interpretation 
of a Law, the power of deciding the same shall be 
vested, not in the Chair, but in the Meeting. 

Sec. 16. All duly qualified Office-Bearers and 
Members of the Grand Lodge, with the exception 
of the Tylers, have an undoubted right to speak 
and vote upon every question ; and no Member 
shall be entitled to speak more than once, except 
strictly in explanation ; but the Mover shall have 
the right of reply. 

Sec. 17. Immediately before proceeding to take 
a vote the door shall be locked, and the key laid 
upon the Grand Secretary's table. 

Sec. 18. No Brother who is unknown to the 
Tyler, or who is not clothed in correct Masonic 



XV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 29 

costume, shall be admitted to any meeting of the 
Grand Lodge, until he has been examined by 
three of the Grand Stewards, or any other three 
Brethren appointed for that purpose. Visiting 
Brethren shall be accommodated either in the 
gallery, or without the bar of Grand Lodge. 
Strangers must come provided with a proper 
Diploma or Certificate. 

Sec. 19. No Brother shall be permitted to quit 
the Grand Lodge until the same has been closed, 
without permission asked and obtained from the 
Grand Master, or other Brother in the Chair. 

CAP. XV. 
Grand Visitations. 

Sec. I. When the Grand Master, Depute Grand 
Master, Substitute Grand Master, or Grand 
Wardens, with the other Grand Office-Bearers, shall 
visit any Subordinate Lodge, the Master, Wardens, 
and other Office-Bearers of that Lodge shall re- 
sign their respective Chairs to the corresponding 
Officers of the Grand Lodge ; — the Grand Master, 
or Office-Bearer heading the Visitation, shall take 
the place of the Master, and the Master of the 
Lodge shall sit at the Grand Master's right hand. 

Sec. 2. Previous to the Visitation taking place, 
the Grand Secretary shall send notice thereof to 
the Master of the Lodge to be visited, and to the 
Masters of all the Lodges in the District, requesting 
their attendance along with their Brethren, 



30 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Sec 3. Similar rules apply to the Visitations of 
Provincial Grand Masters. 

Sec. 4. When Visitations are purely of a busi- 
ness character, and made for the purpose of in- 
quiring into the mode of conducting the Lodge, 
examining the Books, etc., no notice of such visits 
requires to be sent to the other Lodges in the 
District. 

CAP. XVL 
Festivals. 

Sec. I. The Grand Lodge shall hold at least 
one Festival annually, namely, upon St. Andrew's 
Day, being the 30th of November, except when the 
same falls upon a Saturday or Sunday, when it shall 
be held on the first Monday thereafter. The 
Festival shall be open to every Brother of the Order 
who shall provide himself with a ticket for that 
purpose. 

Sec. 2. The price of these tickets shall be regu- 
lated annually by the Grand Committee, subject to 
the approval of the Grand Lodge at the Quarterly 
Communication immediately preceding St. Andrew's 
Day. 

Sec. 3. The Festival of St. Andrew shall be 
celebrated in open Lodge. 

Sec. 4. To prevent the Funds of Grand Lodge 
being mis-spent upon conviviality, every Festival 
Shall be so conducted as to insure that the expenses 
thereof, excepting always a reasonable allowance 



XVII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 3 1 

for music, etc., shall be covered by the moneys to 
be drawn from the Brethren attending. 

CAP XVII. 
Laying^ Foundation-Stones. 

Sec. I. In all cases when the Grand Lodge is 
called upon to officiate at the laying of Foundation- 
Stones, the application must be made through the 
Grand Secretary, who shall convene a Meeting of 
the Grand Committee within eight days, and lay 
the same before it, which shall have power, if it sees 
fit, to take steps to carry the same into effect, and 
order the Grand Secretary to summon a Meeting of 
the Grand Lodge for the occasion, at the place and 
date specified. 

Sec 2. When the use of the Grand Lodge 
Jewels and Paraphernalia is required by Provincial 
Grand Lodges for the ceremony of laying Found- 
ation-Stones, or other Masonic Demonstrations, the 
application must be made through the Grand 
Secretary. All expenses connected with the trans- 
mission of the Jewels, etc., to be defrayed by the 
parties applying. 

Sec 3. Where Foundation-Stones are to be 
laid in the Provinces with Masonic Honours, at 
which the Grand Lodge may not find it convenient 
or may not have been invited to attend, the Pro- 
vincial Grand Master shall preside, and make all 
necessary arrangements ; or in his absence the 
Depute or Substitute Provincial Grand Master, or 



32 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Senior or Junior Provincial Grand Warden ; whom 
failing, the Master of the Senior Lodge of the 
district. In the event of the Provincial Grand 
Lodge being dormant, it shall be in the power only 
of the Grand Lodge or Grand Committee to appoint 
a Brother to preside, who may select the other 
Office-Bearers for the occasion. 

Sec. 4. All Masonic Processions at laying 
Foundation-Stones shall be carried into effect, 
as nearly as the circumstances will permit, as 
provided for in the Constitution and Laws. 

Sec. 5. No Lodge in the Edinburgh Province 
shall be permitted to conduct the ceremony of 
laying a Foundation-Stone without the sanction 
of the Grand Lodge or Grand Committee being 
first obtained ; and no Lodge in the provinces 
without that of the Provincial Grand Master. 

CAP. XVI n. 

Precedence. 

Sec. I. At all Meetings of the Grand Lodge, at 
Public Processions, and upon all other occasions, 
Precedence in the Grand Lodge shall be regu- 
lated as follows : — The Grand Master, Past Grand 
Masters in their order (the last occupant of the 
Chair always taking precedence immediately after 
the Most Worshipful Grand Master), Depute Grand 
Master, Substitute Grand Master, Provincial and 
District Grand Masters, Proxy Provincial and Dis- 
trict Grand Masters, Representatives of Sister 



XVIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 33 

Grand Lodges, Past Depute and Substitute Grand 
Masters, Past Provincial and District Grand Mas- 
ters, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, 
Grand Secretary, Grand Cashier, Grand Chaplains, 
Grand Deacons, Past Grand Wardens, Past Grand 
Chaplains, Past Grand Deacons, and the other 
Office-Bearers as specified in Cap. III., Section i. 
The Grand Stewards rank immediately after the 
Grand Director of Music. The Lodges shall take 
precedence according to their seniority on the Roll 
of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 2. The Members of the Grand Lodge, and 
the Masters and Wardens of Subordinate Lodges 
in attendance, shall be entitled to rank immedi- 
ately after the Grand Office-Bearers, Provincial 
and District Grand Masters, Past Grand Officers, 
and others above mentioned, according to the 
seniority of their respective Lodges. 

Sec. 3. The Senior Member out of office of 
the Lodge Journeymen, No. 8, shall be entitled to 
carry the Mallet in all Processions in Edinburgh 
or its neighbourhood, and the Apprentices of the 
same Lodge shall carry the Working Tools ; and 
on all other occasions where Grand Lodge is offi- 
ciating in laying Foundation-Stones, the Senior 
Lodge of the Province shall be entitled to carry 
the working tools and paraphernalia. 

Sec. 4 The Office-Bearers of every Lodge shall, 
according to their respective offices, take pre- 
cedence of every other Member of said Lodge ; 
and no distinction shall be acknowledged in a 

c 



34 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Lodge other than what arises from superior know- 
ledge of Masonry and exemplary behaviour. 

Sec. 5. No Procession or other public appear- 
ance of the Craft in masonic regalia shall on any 
account be allowed, without the license of the Grand 
Lodge, or of the Provincial Grand Master of the 
District, or in his absence, of the Depute or Sub- 
stitute Grand Master. 

CAP. XIX. 

Members of the Grand Lodge, Proxy Commis- 

sions, etc. 

SEa I. Masters and Wardens of Lodges in- 
tending personally to represent their respective 
Lodges, in order to vote at the different meetings 
of the Grand Lodge, and who have not appointed 
Proxies, shall give notice of such intention to the 
Grand Secretary within one month after the annual 
election of Office-Bearers. 

Sec. 2. Proxy Commissions by Lodges standing 
in the Grand Lodge Roll as represented shall be 
granted and dated on one or other of the two St 
John's Days, viz. — 24th June or 27th December, or 
on the day of the Annual Election of Office-Bearers 
of the Lodge, and can only be cancelled on these 
days. No Commission shall be held as cancelled 
unless intimation thereof be given to the Grand Sec- 
retary and Proxy Master holding the cancelled Com- 
mission within one month from and after the date on 
which the Commission was cancelled. Every Com- 



XIX.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 35 

mission from Lodges within Scotland must be lodged 
with the Grand Secretary at least forty-eight hours 
previous to the Second Quarterly Communication 
after its date, and the Proxy Master may at the 
same time give in the names of his two Proxy 
Wardens. Proxy Commissions shall be received 
at any time from Lodges abroad. Lodges within 
Scotland unrepresented in Grand Lodge may grant 
Proxy Commissions at any time ; but if appointed 
or enrolled subsequent to the first Monday of April, 
the holders of such Commissions shall not be 
entitled to vote in Grand Lodge. In the event of 
the death, resignation, or disqualification of a Proxy 
Master, it shall be in the power of his Constituents, 
immediately thereafter to meet and elect another 
Proxy Master, but the Wardens formerly ap- 
pointed shall remain till next Annual Election. 
Proxy Commissions from Lodges *One Year 
in arrear of Grand Lodge dues cannot be 
received. 

Sec. 3. If the Grand Secretary shall be satisfied 
that the Commission in favour of the Proxy Master 
is correct, the same shall be reported to the Grand 
Lodge, and if sustained, the names and designations 
of the Proxy Master and Proxy Wardens shall be 
inserted in the Roll of the Grand Lodge by the 
Grand Secretary ; and it is hereby declared that at 
all Quarterly Communications of the Grand Lodge 
such Commissions shall be taken up and considered 
in preference to all other business. 



36 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

TRANSCRIPT COMMISSION. 

We, the Master and Wardens of the Lodge 

holding of The Gi:and Lodge of Scotland, finding it 

inconvenient to attend the Quarterly Communications, 

and other Meetings of the Grand Lodge, do hereby 

with the consent and approbation of our Brethren 

nominate and appoint our truly and well-beloved 

Brother, , Master Mason of the 

Lodge , holding of the Grand 

Lodge of Scotland, No. , to be our Representative 

in said Grand Lodge, with full power to him to make 

choice of two Brethren, Master Masons, to be his 

Wardens ; hereby authorising our said Representative 

and his Wardens to act and vote upon all questions 

that may come before the said Grand Lodge, as fully 

and freely in all respects as we could do ourselves if 

personally present. 

Given under our hands and seal of the Lodge, 

in full Lodge assembled, this day of 

in the year of Our Lord one thousaiid 

eight hundred and , and of Light 58... 

Sec. 4. For recording each Proxy Commission 
there shall be instantly paid a Fee of Two Shillings 
and Sixpence by the Master, and One Shilling by 
each of the Wardens. 

Sec. 5. No Proxy Warden shall be entitled to 
be admitted to any meeting unless his appointment, 
and name, and designation, be previously Registered 
in the Roll of the Members of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 6. A Proxy Master shall not be allowed to 
change his Wardens during the year for which their 



XIX.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 37 

fees have been paid, except in the case of death or 
resignation. 

Sec. 7. No Master, Proxy Master, or Warden 
shall introduce any person not being a Member to 
act or vote in the Grand Lodge, on pain of suspen- 
sion from all Masonic privileges during the pleasure 
of Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 8. No Brother can represent or be enrolled 
for more than one Lodge at the same time. 

Sec. 9. Any Lodge which shall be guilty of 
the unmasonic practice of issuing Blank Proxy 
Commissions, to be afterwards filled up, shall be 
liable to the severe censure of the Grand Lodge, 
and, upon a repetition of the offence, shall be struck 
off the Roll ; and any Brother who shall attempt to 
fill up or use a Blank Commission shall, upon 
conviction, be subjected to expulsion from the 
Grand Lodge, or to such other punishment as may 
in the circumstances be deemed sufficient. 

Sec. 10. Every Brother who has the honour to 
be a Member of the Grand Lodge (Past Grand Mas- 
ters, and Provincial and District Grand Masters 
or their Proxies, excepted) shall, in order to raise a 
fund for supporting the same, pay Five Shillings 
on 1st February annually as a test of Membership. 

Sec. II. The Subscriptions annually exigible 
from Members of the Grand Lodge shall, after 
defraying expenses of collection and other necessary 
charges, be applied to the permanent premises of 
the Grand Lodge, their maintenance, and proper 
fitting up. 



38 COKSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Sec. 12. The said Subscriptions to be exigible 
on the Enrolment of new Members, at whatever 
period in the course of each year they may be 
enrolled. 

Sec. 13. The Roll of Members constituting the 
Grand Lodge shall be made up annually on the 
first Monday of April in each year, and shall consist 
of all who are qualified Members of the Grand 
Lodge on that day by previous payment of fees ; 
and the Members on the Roll so made up shall 
alone be qualified to vote in Grand Lodge at any 
Meeting thereof held previous to the Quarterly 
Communication in February thereafter, except in 
the cases following, viz., — (i). The places of 
Members dying or resigning may be filled up at any 
time ; (2), Representatives of Lodges abroad may 
be put on the Roll at any time ; (3), In the case of 
Lodges which appoint their Office-Bearers on St 
John's Day, 24th June, the Masters and Wardens, 
or Proxy Masters and Proxy Wardens may be put 
on the Roll not later than the first Monday of 
September following that appointment. A copy of 
the Roll so made up, and containing an Appendix 
of unqualified and unrepresented Lodges shall be 
thereafter sent to every Member of Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 14. All Lodges holding of Grand Lodge, 
whether represented or not by their Masters and 
Wardens, shall be compelled to pay the fees ex- 
igible for representation in Grand Lodge on the 
24th June annually, if not paid by their representa- 
tives previously. 



XXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 39 

CAP. XX. 

Honorary Members. 

Sec. I. It shall be in the power of the Grand 
Lodge to confer the distinction of " Honorary 
Member of the Grand Lodge of Scotland " upon 
Sovereigns, or other distinguished Brethren, known 
to be famed in the Masonic Craft. 

Sec. 2. The Nomination of Honorary Members 
is vested in the Grand Master alone ; each Nomi- 
nation being subject to confirmation by the Grand 
Lodge. 

Sec. 3. Honorary Members have no vote in 
Grand Lodge. 

Sec 4. The Badge of Honorary Members shall 
be worn as a Medal on the breast. Neither the 
Apron nor Cordon of the Grand Lodge of Scotland 
shall be conferred on Honorary Members ; their 
decoration, as such, being the distinctive Badge 
provided for them. 

Sec. 5. A sum, fixed by the Grand Committee, 
shall be allowed for each Badge to Honorary Mem- 
bers of the Grand Lodge. 

CAP. XXL 

Representatives to and from Sister Grand 

Lodges. 

Sec. I. Representatives to Sister Grand Lodges 
may be appointed by the Grand Lodge at any 



40 CONSTITUTION AND~LAWS OF [CAP. 

Quarterly Communication ; and said Representa- 
tives shall have conferred on them such rank as 
may be appropriate ; which rank shall be expressed 
in their Commissions. Representatives from Sister 
Grand Lodges may, on presentation of their Com- 
missions, be received at any Quarterly Communi- 
cation, and shall take such rank in the Grand 
Lodge of Scotland as is allowed in their Com- 
missions. 

TRANSCRIPT COMMISSION. 

The Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Honourable 
Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland. 
To the Most Worshipful the Grand Lodge of Ancient, 
Free, and Accepted Masons of 
and all others whom these presents may concern. 
Greeting : — 

Whereas the Grand Lodges of and Scotland, 

have agreed to cultivate with each other a more 
intimate correspondence than has hitherto existed 
between them, and believing that the Bond of Union 
may be strengthened and the interests of the Frater- 
nity promoted by the mutual exchange of Represen- 
tatives, — 

Therefore be it known that we, reposing especial trust 
and confidence in our well-beloved Brother 

have thought fit to nominate, 
constitute, and appoint, and do hereby nominate, 
constitute, and appoint our said Right Worshipful 
Brother the Representative of the Grand Lodge of 
. Scotland near the Grand Lodge of 
for the purposes aforesaid. And we hereby confer 
upon our said Representative the rank of Righ 



XXI.] THE GkANi) LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 4 1 

Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, with ample powers 
to do and perform all such Masonic Acts as by the 
Laws and Usages of the two Grand Lodges the 
Representative of a Sister Grand Lodge may do and 
perform. 
In testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of the 
Grand Lodge to be hereunto affixed, and have signed 
the same at Freemasons' Hall, in the City of Edin- 
burgh, this day of A.D., i8 , A.L., 58 

Sec 2. Representative Members from Sister 
Grand Lodges to the Grand Lodge of Scotland 
have no vote, as such, in this Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 3. Representative Members to Sister 
Grand Lodges wear Clothing (viz., Apron, Cordon, 
and Ribbon with Badge) similar to the Clothing of 
Grand Officers ; said Clothing, when furnished by, 
to remain the property of, the Grand Lodge of 
Scotland, and to be handed over to each new 
Representative in a Foreign Grand Lodge when 
appointed. 

Sec. 4. The Grand Secretary shall transmit to 
the Grand Secretaries of the Sister Grand Lodges 
of England and Ireland, and of any other Grand 
Lodge which has a recognised Representative 
in the Grand Lodge of Scotland, yearly, or as 
often as any change is made, the names of the 
Office-Bearers of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, 
and shall lay before each Quarterly Communi- 
cation such letters or information as he may from 
time to time receive from these Sister Grand 
Lodges. He shall also transmit such answers or 



42 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

information to them as he may be instructed to do 
by the Grand Lodge, omitting no proper opportunity 
of assuring those Most Worshipful Grand Lodges, 
in the most respectful manner, of the desire the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland has to cultivate a 
Brotherly correspondence with them, and to co- 
operate with them in all laudable endeavours to 
promote the interest and prosperity of the Ancient 
and Honourable Order of Freemasonry. 

CAP. XXI L 

Provincial or District Grand Lodges. 

Sec. I. Scotland, the Colonies, and other foreign 
parts, shall be divided into Provinces or Districts ; 
and each Province or District shall have a Pro- 
vincial or District Grand Master appointed, during 
pleasure, by Commission from the Grand Lodge* 
for which Commission a Fee of Ten Pounds Ten 
Shillings shall be exigible. 

TRANSCRIPT COMMISSION. 

To all and sundry the Lodges hereinafter specified 

, Most Worshipful Grand 
Master of the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of 
Free and Accepted Masons in Scotland. Whereas, 
The Grand Lodge of Scotland have Resolved, for 
the further promoting the interest of the Craft, and 
prosperity and advancement of Masonry, that Provin- 
cial Grand Masters should be appointed to visit the 
several Lodges which lie at too great a distance from 
the seat of the Grand Lodge to be visited by the 



XXII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 43 

Grand Master in person, Know ye, therefore, that 
We, in prosecution of the foresaid Resolution, with 
advice and consent of the Officers of thie Grand 
Lodge, have constituted and appointed, and hereby 
constitute and appoint, our Right Worshipful 
Brother , Provincial Grand 

Master for , and to preside 

over the following Lodges, viz. : — 

, with full power to 
our Provincial Grand Master to appoint proper persons 
to act as his Depute and Substitute, as Grand 
Wardens, and Secretary, and Chaplain, and in our 
name to assemble and convene the above Lodges in 
his Province, at such fixed times and places as may 
suit the convenience of all parties ; And also to visit 
the said Lodges, and preside therein, to inquire into 
the state and condition of the said Lodges, receive 
from them such proposals and requests as they shall 
desire to be offered to us for the welfare and prosperity 
of Masonry, or for the advantage and convenience 
of the said Lodges respectively ; and, in particular, 
that our Provincial Grand Master shall make inquiry 
into the Orders and Degrees of Masonry practised in 
the respective Lodges in his Province, and shall 
strictly prohibit and discharge them from practising 
any other Degrees than those of St John's Masonry, 
consisting of Apprentice, Fellow-Craft, and Master 
Mason — the only Three Degrees sanctioned by the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland : And in general to do, 
execute, and perform everything which by the rules 
of Masonry is known to belong to the duty and office 
of a Provincial Grand Master ; requiring our said 
Provincial Grand Master to obey all such instructions 



44 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

as he shall receive from us, and to report to the 
Grand Lodge from time to time his whole actions 
and proceedings in virtue of this Commission : 

And we hereby require the foresaid Lodges to pay all 
due obedience to our said Provincial Grand Master 
and the Wardens to be by him appointed : And 
this Commission shall continue in force until recalled. 
In testimony whereof, these presents are given under 
the hand of our Secretary, and the seal of the Grand 
Lodge hereunto appended, at the Grand Lodge of 
Scotland held in the City of Edinburgh, this 

day of , in the year of our Lord 

one thousand eight hundred and 
and of Masonry five thousand eight hundred and 

By command of the Most Worshipful The Grand 
Master Mason of Scotland. 

Sec. 2. The Provincial Grand Master, with all 
the Office-Bearers (excepting the Tyler), and the 
Masters, Immediate Past Masters, and Wardens 
of the several Lodges in the Province which have 
complied with the regulations of the Grand Lodge 
shall form each Provincial Grand Lodge, and be 
entitled to vote therein. Provincial and District 
Grand Masters shall be styled " Right Worshipful." 

Sec. 3. Each Provincial or District Grand 
Master shall be entitled to choose and appoint 
by Commission, from time to time, a Depute, 
Substitute, two Wardens, a Secretary, and Chap- 
lain. Such other Office-Bearers as may be neces- 
sary, as Treasurer, Senior and Junior Deacons, 
Architect, Jeweller, Bible-Bearer, Director of 
Ceremonies, Sword- Bearer, Director of Music, 



XXII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 45 

Standard- Bearer, Steward, Inner Guard and Tyler, 
may be elected annually by the Provincial Grand 
Lodge. All of them must be Master Masons on 
the Roll of the Grand Lodge, Members of Lodges 
within the Province, and resident, in the district 
for the greater part of the year. 

TRANSCRIPT. COMMISSION. 

I, A.B., Provincial Grand Master of the Province of 

, acting under Warrant from 

the Grand Lodge of Scotland, do hereby nominate 

and appoint Brother CD., Master Mason of the 

Lodge , to the office 

of in the Provincial Grand 

Lodge of ;* and I hereby declare 

that this appointment shall be of no avail until the 

said Brother CD., be properly installed into said 

office in presence of the said Provincial Grand Lodge ; 

and I ftirther declare that this appointment shall 

remain in force until it shall seem to me expedient to 

recall the same, and to appoint another Brother to 

the like office. 

Given under my hand and seal at , this 

day of A.D. 18 , and of Light 58 . 

[*If the Commission be in favour of Depute Provincial Grand 
Master, add here — " Giving to him, in my absence, the same 

fowers which I myself possess." If in favour of Substitute 
'rovincial Grand Master, add here — "Giving to him. in my 
absence, and in the absence of the Depute Provincial Grand 
Master, the same powers which I myself possess."] 

Sec. 4. Provincial or District Grand Masters, 
either personally, or by their Deputes, or Sub- 
stitutes, shall visit annually every Lodge under 
their charge ; call special Meetings of the Pro- 
vincial Grand^ Lodges at such places and times 



46 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

as they shall think fit ; examine into the state of 
Freemasonry in their Districts, and report from 
time to time to the Grand Lodge. They shall also, 
in the absence of the Grand Lodge Office- Bearers, 
preside at all Masonic Ceremonials, etc., within 
their respective Districts. 

Sec. 5. The Provincial or District Grand Lodge 
shall hear and determine all Subjects of Masonic 
complaint or irregularity respecting Lodges or 
Brethren within the District, and may proceed to 
admonition or fine, or even suspension, until the 
party thinking himself aggrieved bring the matter 
before the Grand Lodge or Grand Committee, as 
specified in Cap. XIII. In all cases of Expulsion 
or Suspension, Provincial or District Grand Secre- 
taries shall notify the same to Grand Lodge, and 
the Lodges in their Provinces. 

Sec. 6. Provincial Grand Masters are strictly 
enjoined not to recognise any Lodge in Scotland 
acting independently of the Grand Lodge, nor to 
allow any member of such to attend any Masonic 
meeting or ceremonial of which they have the 
management and control. 

Sec. 7. Provincial Grand Masters, Depute 
Provincial Grand Masters, or Substitute Provin- 
cial Grand Masters, are expected to consecrate 
all new Lodges erected in their respective Dis- 
tricts. 

Sec 8. The dues exigible by Provincial Grand 
Secretaries for Proceedings, etc., in Provincial 
Grand Lodges, shall be one half of those payable 



XXII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 47 

to the Grand Lodge, as specified in Cap. XIII. A 
Fee, not exceeding los. 6d., may be charged by 
Provincial Grand Secretaries for Commissions 
issuing from Provincial Grand Masters, in terms 
of Section 3 hereof. 

Sec 9. In the event of disputes arising between 
Lodges or Members of the Craft, within the Pro- 
vinces, Provincial Grand Lodges shall, generally, 
be regulated by the enactments concerning pro- 
cesses, etc., before the Grand Lodge or Grand 
Committee, as embodied in Cap. XIII. But if the 
Petition or Complaint involves matters subversive 
of Masonry, and which ought not to be committed 
fully to writing, the petitioner must attend in 
person in the Provincial Grand Lodge, and afford 
it the whole requisite information. All further 
procedure before it shall in such cases take place 
at the instance of the Provincial Grand Lodge 
itself, and the whole expenses be defrayed by it. 

Sec. 10. Each Provincial Grand Lodge shall 
hold Quarterly Communications on such days as 
shall be fixed on as most convenient, and may 
adjourn these meetings from time to time (but 
no business shall be taken up at an adjourned 
meeting not laid before the previous Quarterly 
Communication), and their meetings shall not be 
interrupted by the death or retirement of the 
Provincial Grand Master, unless the Grand Lodge 
shall deem it expedient, within the space of one 
year, to appoint another. A Provincial or Dis- 
trict Grand Lodge not assembling for the space 



48 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP 

of two years becomes dormant, and has no power 
again to call meetings unless empowered by the 
Provincial Grand Master or by order of the Grand 
Lodge or Grand Committee. 

Sec. II. The Grand Lodge or Grand Com- 
mittee has full power at any time to convene a 
Provincial Grand Lodge, independently of the Pro- 
vincial Grand Master, by orders transmitted through 
the Grand Secretary to the Master of one of the 
Lodges in the district, who shall summon the 
meeting within ten days thereafter, or for such 
day as shall be intimated to him. 

Sec 12. The Provincial Grand Master shall 
convene the Provincial Grand Lodge, and lay 
before it his Commission within six months of 
its date, otherwise it shall be null and void, except 
in cases of Provincial or District Grand Lodges in 
the Colonies. 

Sec. 13. No Office-Bearer of the Provincial 
Grand Lodge can act, or be accounted such, until 
he has been installed or inducted into office at a 
Meeting of the Provincial or District Grand Lodge. 

SEa 14. When a Provincial Grand Lodge be- 
comes dormant, or fails to comply with the require- 
ments of the Constitution and Laws, the Lodges 
in the District come under the immediate superin- 
tendence of the Grand Lodge and Grand Com- 
mittee. 

Sec. 15. A Provincial Grand Lodge may enact 
that each Lodge in the province shall make an 
annual payment to it, variable according to cir- 



XXII,] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 49 

cumstances, for defraying the expenses of Regalia, 
Meetings, and other necessary purposes ; and it is 
further provided that any Provincial Grand Lodge 
may enact that a sum not exceeding Five Shillings 
be paid by each Candidate before initiation in the 
respective Lodges in the Province, and that said 
sum so collected shall form a Provincial Benevolent 
Fund, and shall be kept separate from the ordinary 
income of the Provincial Grand Lodge. Any Lodge 
in arrear of such Annual Contribution and the 
above levy for Charitable purposes, and refusing to 
pay the same, shall have no right to be represented 
in the Provincial Grand Lodge, and shall also be 
liable to suspension. 

Sec. 16. In the absence of the Provincial or 
District Grand Master the Chair shall be taken 
in the following order : the Depute Provincial 
Grand Master, Substitute Provincial Grand Master, 
Senior Provincial Grand Warden, Junior Provincial 
Grand Warden, the Master of the Senior Lodge 
present. In the absence of the Provincial Grand 
Wardens, their Chairs shall be filled by the 
Masters present according to the seniority of their 
respective Lodges in the province. 

Sec. 1 7. It shall be competent for any Colonial or 
Foreign Provincial or District Grand Lodge to nom- 
inate and appoint a Proxy Provincial or District 
Grand Master,who may vote and act in Grand Lodge, 
and in all other Masonic matters, with the same 
powers as such Provincial or District Grand Master. 

Sec. 1 8, It shall be competent for subordinate 

P 



50 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Lodges abroad to nominate any three Master 
Masons to represent their Masters and Wardens 
at all Meetings of any Foreign or Colonial Pro- 
vincial or District Grand Lodge, of which the 
Master and Wardens of such subordinate Lodges 
are members, with all their powers. 

CAP. XXI IL 
Erection and Consecration of Lodges. 

Sec I. When any number of Brethren (if in 
the Edinburgh Province, not fewer than twenty- 
one ; if in other localities, not fewer than seven) 
shall be desirous of establishing a new Lodge, 
they must apply by Petition, setting forth the 
reasons why such new Lodge is craved to be 
erected, and praying the Grand Lodge to con- 
stitute them a regular Lodge, and to grant them 
a Charter accordingly. 

Sec. 2. The Brethren so applying to be Master 
Masons. If resident in the Edinburgh Province, 
there must, along with the Petition, be produced 
a Recommendation signed by the Master and 
Wardens of at least two of the Sister Lodges in 
said Province ; but if resident in any of the other 
Provinces, such Recommendation to be signed by 
the Master and Wardens of at least two of the 
nearest Lodges in the district, and also by the 
Provincial or District Grand Master, or in his 
absence by the Depute, or in his absence by the 
Master of the Senior Lodge in the District, 



XXIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 5 1 

» 

Sec 3. The Fees of a Charter shall be Ten 
Pounds Ten Shillings. This sum must be lodged 
in the hands of the Grand Secretary at the time 
of presenting the Petition. 

TRANSCRIPT PETITION. • 

Unto the Most Worshipful the Grand Master Mason, 
the Right Worshipful the Office- Bearers, and 
Members of The Grand Lodge of Scotland. 

The Petition of the undersigned regular registered 
Master Masons of the Lodges mentioned against our 
respective names : Humbly Sheweth, That your 
Petitioners, having the good of Masonry at heart, 
are desirous of extending the benefits of the Craft 
in this part of the country, which cannot be 
accomplished without having a regularly constituted 
Lodge. We, therefore, being anxious to commence 
and carry on our Masonic labours under sanction of 
the Grand Lodge, pray for a Charter of Constitution 
and Erection, empowering us to meet as a regular 
Lodge at , by the name and 

tide of , and there to discharge 

the duties of Masonry in a constitutional manner, 
according to the forms of the Order, and the Laws of 
the Grand Lodge ; and we recommend and propose 
the following to be the first Office- Bearers of the 
Lodge, viz. : — 



A.B., Master; 
CD., Depute Master ; 
E.F., Substitute Master; 
G.H., Senior Warden ; 
I.J., Junior Warden ; 
K.L., Treasurer; 



M.N., Secretary ; 
O.P., Senior Deacon ; 
Q.R., Junior Deacon ; 
S.T., Inner Guard ; 
V.W., Tyler. 



52 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

The prayer of this Petition being granted, we promise 
strict obedience to the Constitution and Laws of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland. 

Sec. 4. When a Charter for the Erection of a 
Lodge is granted, the Grand Lodge shall at the 
same time appoint a Brother to Consecrate the 
.applicants into a regular Lodge of Freemasons ; 
and the Master and Wardens of such Lodge shall, 
previous to its holding any meeting, and before 
such Charter is delivered, appear in the Grand 
Lodge, or before the Provincial Grand Master or 
Brother appointed to consecrate them, and take 
an oath of fidelity to the Grand Lodge, and of 
obedience to her Laws. 

Sec. 5. Every Petition for a Charter of Erection 
to a Military Lodge must be accompanied with a 
certificate from the Commanding Officer of the 
Regiment, specifying his approbation thereo£ 

Sec 6. No Charter can be granted for the 
erection of a Lodge on board of any ship or 
vessel. 

Sec 7. All Petitions for Charters, along with 
the Fees mentioned in Section 3 hereof, must be 
lodged with the Grand Secretary on or before 
the last Thursday of January, April, July, or 
October, and, after being examined, shall, if 
found correct, be laid before, and decided upon 
at the next meeting of, the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 8. All Charters shall bear date from the 
day of granting the same, and the Lodges shall 
take precedence accordingly ; and such Charters 



XXIIIi] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. S3 

shall be duly recorded by the Grand Secretary in 
the Chartulary of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 9. In the event of the Charter of Confirma- 
tion of any Lodge being lost, destroyed, or unlaw- 
fully taken possession of, a copy thereof extracted 
from the Chartulary, or a Working Warrant signed 
by the Grand Secretary, shall have the same force 
and validity as the original Charter — provided 
always, that an affidavit, stating the fact and pro- 
bable cause of the loss, destruction, or detention of 
the Charter, be made by the Master and Wardens, 
or in case of the death or absence of such Office- 
Bearers, by five Brethren authorised for that purpose 
by the Lodge ; for which Extract, or Working 
Warrant, a Fee of Twenty-one Shillings [if written 
on Vellum, Thirty-one Shillings and Sixpence] shall 
be paid to the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 10. When any Lodge shall have erected, 
or purchased, or otherwise acquired, a room or hall 
for the purpose of holding Masonic Meetings, the 
Master and Wardens of such Lodge shall, pre- 
viously to holding any meeting therein, apply by 
Petition to the Grand Lodge, or Provincial or Dis- 
trict Grand Master, praying to have the same duly 
consecrated. . 

Sec. II. Masters of Lodges shall be styled 
" Right Worshipful." 

TRANSCRIPT CHARTER. 

To all and sundry to whose knowledge these presents 
shall come, Greeting in God everlasting : Whereas 
upon the day of , a Petition 



54 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

was presented to the Grand Lodge of Scotland in 
name of , and others, praying 

the said Grand Lodge to grant a Charter of Constitu- 
tion and Erection in the usual form for holding a 
Lodge at under the name and 

title of and proposing the 

persons after-mentioned to be the first Office- Bearers 
thereof, viz : ... . 
Which Petition, with the requisite certificates therewith 
produced, having been duly considered in Grand 
Lodge assembled, they were pleased to ordain a 
Charter to be issued in the terms underwritten. 
Know ye therefore that the Most Worshipful the 
Grand Master Mason of Scotland, and the Grand 
Lodge thereof, have constituted, erected, and ap- 
pointed the Master, Wardens, and Brethren above- 
named to be now and in all time coming a true and 
regular Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons at 
under the name, style, and title of 
and appoint and ordain all regular Lodges to hold 
and respect them as such : Giving, granting, and 
committing to them, and those to be afterwards 
admitted Members of the said Lodge, full power and 
authority to meet, assemble, and convene as a regular 
Lodge ; and to enter Apprentices, pass Fellow-Crafts, 
and raise Master Masons, upon payment of such 
composition, for the support of their Lodge as they 
shall see convenient ; but which composition at their 
initiation shall not be under the sum of Twenty-one 
Shillings, exclusive of Registration fee and Diploma ; 
and with power also annually to elect and choose 
Masters, Wardens, and other Office- Bearers recom- 
mending to the Brethren of the said Lodge to 



XXIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 55 

reverence and obey their superiors in all things lawful 
and honest, as becometh the honour and harmony of 
Masonry ; and the said Brethren becoming bound on 
no account to desert their own Lodge ; nor upon any 
pretext whatever to make any separate or schismatical 
meetings, independent of the Master and Wardens 
for the time ; nor to introduce any other orders 
of Masonry than those sanctioned by the Grand 
Lodge ; nor to collect funds separate from the 
common stock of their Lodge, to the prejudice of the 
poor thereof, and declaring that the said Lodge and 
constituent Members thereof, now and in all time 
coming, shall, by accepting this present Charter, be 
bound in faithful allegiance to the said Grand Lodge 
as Head of the Masonic Body in Scotland ; and shall 
be obliged to obey and pay due regard to all Acts, 
Statutes, and Regulations, of the said Grand Lodge, 
already made and enacted, or hereafter to be made 
and enacted, for the utility, welfare, and prosperity 
of Masonry, 
And generally to pay and perform whatever is required 
from them for the support and dignity of the Grand 
Lodge ; and particularly to account and pay into the 
funds of the Grand Lodge, at least the sum of 
Eleven Shillings and Sixpence Sterling, for 
each Member initiated in their Lodge from and after 
the date hereof; which sums they shall cause to be 
annually remitted to the Grand Secretary, at Edin- 
burgh ; and at the same time transmit to him a list 
of the names and designations, etc., of the Members 
initiated, in order that the same may be recorded in 
the Books of the Grand Lodge ; and the Brethren of 
said Lodge shall be bound to record in the Books of 



56 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

their Lodge (which Books they are hereby authorised 
and enjoined to keep) this present Charter, their own 
Regulations and Bye-Laws, and Minutes of their 
whole procedure from time to time, so that the same 
may be better known and more easily observed by the 
Brethren, subject always nevertheless to the review 
and control of the Grand Lodge. 
And the said Brethren are hereby required to attend the 
whole General Meetings and Quarterly Communica- 
tions of the Grand Lodge, by their Representatives, 
being their Master and Wardens for the time, or by 
lawful Proxies in their names (provided such Proxies 
be Master Masons of some established Lodge holding 
of the Grand Lodge), so that they by their said 
Representatives may act and vote in the Grand Lodge, 
and be duly certiorated of the proceedings thereof; 
declaring the said Lodge's precedency in the Grand 
Lodge to be from the date hereof; and for the more 
effectual preservation of these presents, the same are 
hereby appointed to be recorded in the Books of the 
Grand Lodge. 
Given at the Grand Lodge of Scotland held in 
the City of Edinburgh, the day of 

in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Eight 
Hundred and and of Light, Five 

Thousand Eight Hundred and by, etc. 

CAP. XXIV. 
General Regulations for Subordinate Lodges* 

Sec. I. AH Lodges holding of the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland are strictly prohibited from holding 
any Meetings other than those of the Three Degrees 



XXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 57 

— Entered Apprentice, Fellow- Craft (including 
the Mark), and Master Mason — denominated St. 
John's Masonry, and of the Degree of Installed 
Master, and from giving any countenance, as a 
body, to any other Order of Masonry or to any 
Lodge in Scotland which does not hold of the 
Grand Lodge, or which has been suspended or 
struck from the Roll thereof, either by paying or 
receiving visits, walking in the same Procession, 
or otherwise ; under certification, that such Lodges 
as shall act on the contrary shall be struck from 
the Roll of Lodges, and their Charters recalled. 

Sec. 2. Every Candidate shall be at least 
Eighteen Years of age before being entered an 
Apprentice. 

Sec. 3. Every Brother who has received the 
said Three Degrees of Masonry, and who is not 
otherwise disqualified, is competent to be put in 
nomination for, and to be elected to, the Master- 
ship or any other office in a Lodge. 

Sec. 4. No Candidate for the Apprentice De- 
gree shall be initiated in any Lodge for a smaller 
sum than One Pound Twelve Shillings and Six- 
pence (which includes fees for registration and 
diploma), neither shall payment of this sum or 
any part thereof be on any pretence whatever re- 
mitted or deferred. And in order to uphold the 
purity of the Fraternity, . it is enacted that no 
Candidate for initiation into Masonry be admitted 
a Member of any Lodge until his character and 
qualifications have been fully inquired into, his 



58 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

fees paid, and the Brethren have expressed them- 
selves satisfied, by ballot in open Lodge, of the 
eligibility of the person applying for admission. 
Three black balls shall exclude. At the time of initi- 
ation each Candidate shall be taken bound in due 
obedience to the Grand Lodge, as well as to his 
mother Lodge. 

Sec 5. The Grand Lodge interdicts and pro- 
hibits any gratuitous initiations into the Craft, for 
Grand Lodge or other purposes, of members of 
Regimental Bands or others. 

Sec. 6. No Candidate for initiation shall be 
advanced from the Degree of Apprentice to that 
of Fellow-Craft, or raised from the Degree of 
Fellow-Craft, to that of Master Mason, at a shorter 
interval than tw^o weeks between each Degree ; 
unless it shall be certified by two Brethren of the 
Lodge in which the Candidate is to be passed or 
raised, that he is about to remove from Scotland 
within the interval hereby prescribed, or in any 
particular case of emergency, to be allowed by the 
Master of the Lodge, on the same being certified 
and proven to the satisfaction of himself and his 
Wardens. In each case of emergency, the causes 
of a departure from this law as to the interval of 
time between each Degree, shall be stated and 
inserted in the Lodge Minutes, and reported by 
the Lodge to the Grand Lodge in the Return of 
Intrants for registration in the Books of the Grand 
Lodge. [In November 1850 Grand Lodge removed 
the discretionary powers possessed by Right Wor- 



XXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. S9 

shipful Masters to Enter, Pass, and Raise at shorter 
intervals than two weeks between each degree. In 
restoring the privilege, May 185 1, irtider the 
conditions embodied in the Constitution and Laws, 
Grand Lodge, expressed an earnest hope that 
it would only be exercised in cases of urgent and 
imperative necessity.] 

Sec. 7. A Brother about to be passed or raised 
must, previous to the ceremonial, if not already 
a Member of the Lodge officiating, be affiliated 
as a Member in the Degree preceding that to be 
conferred. 

Sec. 8. The Return of Intrants made by Sub- 
ordinate Lodges shall contain the name, occu- 
pation, and age of each Intrant, with the date at 
which each degree was conferred, and specify thfe 
amount of fee charged for initiation. In the case 
of Affiliates, the date of admission shall be given, 
and if the names of such have not been previously 
recorded in the Books of the Grand Lodge, the 
registration fees must accompany the Return. 

Sec. 9. With a view to the extinction of the 
debt of Grand Lodge, and the application of its 
surplus revenues to charitable purposes, the Fee 
payable to Grand Lodge for each Diploma shall 
be five shillings ; and each Daughter Lodge shall, 
from and after 24th June 1879, pay towards the 
said object one shilling for each intrant — to be 
remitted with the fees for registration and diploma. 

Sec. 10. Lodges One Year in Arrear, either of 
Returns of Intrants, of Annual Certificates, or 



6d CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [cAP. 

Other dues, shall be deprived of the privilege of 
being represented in the Grand Lodge, until these 
arrears arc paid up. 

Sec. II. If any Lodges shall be Five Years in 
Arrear of Grand Lodge Dues, such Lodges shall be 
considered dormant, and struck off the Roll ; but 
they may be reponed upon such terms and conditions 
as the Grand Lodge shall appoint. 

Sec 12. Subordinate Lodges have no power to 
grant Certificates of Initiation, Passing, and Raising. 

Sec 13. Subordinate Lodges may grant Demits, 
in the form prescribed by Grand Lodge. Demits 
shall be signed by the Master and Secretary of the 
Lodge granting the same, and be countersigned by 
the Grand Secretary. 

TRANSCRIPT DEMIT. 

The Office- Bearers and Members of the Lodge 

holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, 
No. , do hereby Certify that Brother 

(whose signature is annexed on the margin) 
has, during the period of his Membership, conducted 
himself to the entire satisfaction of the Lodge, and 
has paid all fees and dues exigible from him, he is 
therefore cordially commended to the fraternal 
reception of any regular Lodge in which he may seek 
Affiliation 

The foregoing Demit is hereby countersigned and 
confirmed, under the seal of the Grand Lodge of 
Scotland, at the request of the Lodge No. 

Sec. 14. It is recommended to all Subordinate 
Lodges to have some fixed day, as near as may be 
to St. John the Evangelist's Day (27th December), 



XXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 6l 

for the Election of Office-Bearers ; and the Secre- 
tary of each Subordinate Lodge is required, within 
one month after the Lodge's Annual Election, to 
transmit to the Grand Secretary the names of 
the elected Master and Wardens, otherwise 
they shall not be permitted to attend and vote 
at Meetings of the Grand Lodge in their official 
capacities. 

Sec. 15. Daughter Lodges which have ap- 
pointed Proxies shall not be entitled to be repre- 
sented in Grand Lodge by their actual Masters and 
Wardens, until the Proxy Commission be recalled 
on one or other of the St. John's Days, or on 
the day of Election of Office-Bearers of the Lodge 
from which the Commission emanates. 

Sec. i6. All Lodges holding of the Grand Lodge 
shall be bound to have a printed copy of the " Con- 
stitution and Laws of the Grand Lodge of Scotland," 
which shall be minuted as laid upon the table of 
each Lodge at the several Elections of Office- 
Bearers, and shall be open for inspection to the 
Members of such Lodges at all reasonable times, 
when required. 

Sec. 17. Affiliated Members of Lodges require 
to have been admitted at a regular meeting at least 
three days prior to the Nomination of Office- 
Bearers before they can vote at the Election or be 
elected to office. 

Sec. 18. When met for the Election of Office- 
Bearers the Lodge shall be opened in the Third 
Degree. 



62 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Sec. 19. The Installation of the whole Office- 
Bearers of a Lodge, including the Master, shall 
be held in a just and perfect Lodge, opened in the 
Apprentice Degree, where at least three Masters, 
two Fellow-Crafts, and two Apprentices must be 
present, or failing Craftsmen and Apprentices, the 
same number of Masters, who for the time being 
shall be held to be of the inferior Degrees. 

Sec. 20. Every Lodge has the power of framing 
Bye-Laws for its own government, provided such 
are not inconsistent with the Laws of the Grand 
Lodge. The Bye-Laws of Lodges out of the 
Edinburgh Province shall in the first place be sub- 
mitted to the Provincial Grand Lodge, and in 
Districts where there are no Provincial Grand 
Lodges, to the Grand Lodge or Grand Committee, 
for approbation ; and when approved and printed, 
a copy must be sent to the Grand Lodge, and also 
to the Provincial Grand Lodge. 

Sec. 21. There shall be a uniform set of Books 
kept by Daughter Lodges, consisting (i) of a 
Petition Book, with index thereto ; (2) a Minute 
Book ; (3) an Attendance Book ; and (4) a Cash or 
Treasurer's Book. Patterns of these shall be kept 
for inspection in Freemasons' Hall. 

Sec. 22. The Books of Daughter Lodges shall 
be periodically examined on behalf of the Grand 
Lodge, at such times and in such manner as the 
Grand Committee may from time to time prescribe, 
so as to keep the Grand Lodge fully informed of 
the proceedings, mode of working, etc., of her 



XXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 63 

Lodges, in order to correct irregularities or abuses 
where such may be found to exist. 

Sec. 23. All Lodges holding of the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland, with the exception of Military Lodges, 
are required to have a fixed and customary place 
of meeting. They are prohibited, upon pain of 
censure and suspension, from interfering with the 
proper bounds or jurisdiction of other Lodges. All 
Lodge Meetings, therefore, shall be held in the 
fixed and ordinary Lodge- Rooms of each Sub- 
ordinate Lodge, and the usual Clothing and Para- 
phernalia of the Lodge shall be used on the 
occasion. 

Sec. 24. A Lodge may, by consent of a majority 
of its Members, be removed from one house to 
another within the same town or place, provided a 
week's notice has been given to the Members by 
formal intimation of a motion for removal, and of 
the time for considering such Motion. 

Sec. 25. If the meeting of a Lodge at its usual 
place should by any circumstance be rendered im- 
possible, improper, or inconvenient, the Master 
may appoint any other place for the meeting, 
and shall consult his Brethren on the occasion, 
both as to the particular case necessitating the 
change, and also whether a permanent removal be 
expedient. 

Sec. 26. When any Lodge has resolved to re- 
move, intimation thereof shall be made to the 
Grand Secretary or to the Provincial Grand Sec- 
retary, that the removal may be sanctioned and 



64 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

recorded, if made in conformity with the Grand 
Lodge Laws. 

Sec. 27. In case the Funds of any Lodge should 
prove insufficient for its proper maintenance and 
order, or for the institution of a Charity Fund for 
poor and distressed Brethren, or for contributing to 
the Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevolence, as 
before recommended, it is hereby enacted that any 
Lodge under such circumstances may, at a special 
general meeting called for that purpose, and by a 
majority of votes of two-thirds of the meeting, pro- 
ceed to levy an annual contribution upon each of 
its Members, of a sum not exceeding Twenty 
Shillings ; but notice of such motion must be given 
in the circular calling the meeting, which circular 
must be delivered at least two days previous to the 
meeting. 

Sec. 28. All Lodges availing themselves of the 
above license shall be bound to set aside one-half 
of the sum so realised by assessment as a Charity 
Fund, to be administered by the Master, Wardens, 
and Secretary, or by the Committee, as the Lodge 
may determine, and for contributing to the said 
Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevolence ; and the 
other half shall form part of the Lodge Fund to 
defray the ordinary expenses. 

Sec. 29. Any Brother in Arrear of the Annual 
Contribution so levied shall not be eligible as an 
Office-Bearer, nor be entitled to intromit with, or 
have any vote in the disbursement of any of the 
Lodge Funds, nor be permitted to speak or vote on 



XXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 6$ 

any matter brought before the Lodge. Arrears 
shall in no case be chargeable for more than three 
years, — provided always, that non-payment of said 
annual contribution shall not deprive any Brother 
of his Masonic privilege of attending all meetings 
of the Lodge. 

Sec. 30. All Lodges holding of the Grand 
Lodge of Scotland, and all Members of such Lodges, 
acting in a disrespectful manner to Grand Lodge, 
particularly in disobeying the positive instructions 
or Laws of that body, shall be deemed guilty of a 
high misdemeanour, and be liable, in the case of 
Lodges, to forfeiture of their Charters, and in that 
of individuals to suspension or expulsion, as the 
Grand Lodge shall adjudge. 

Sec. 31. Every Lodge shall be entitled to sus- 
pend or expel an offending Brother from their society 
by the votes of a majority of Members, either at a 
special meeting called for that purpose or at a 
regular meeting of the Lodge ; but a Complaint shall 
be served on the offending Brother specifying the 
offence of which he is accused, which he shall be 
entitled to answer, and on the answer being lodged 
intimation must be given in the summonses sent 
by the Secretary that the Complaint and Answers 
and the disposal thereof are to be brought before 
the Lodge. The offending Brother must always 
receive intimation of the same, at least two weeks 
previous to the consideration of his case ; and after 
the same has been disposed of the sentence pro- 
nounced shall be intimated to the said Brother, 

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66 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP 

who shall then be apprised that it will be final 
unless appealed against to the Provincial Grand 
Lodge or Grand Lodge within one month thereafter. 
In all cases, Notices of Expulsion or Suspension 
shall be forwarded to the Grand Secretary and to 
Provincial or District Grand Secretaries. 

Sec. 32. Should any Brother be suspended or 
expelled from any Lodge holding of the Grand 
Lodge, without appealing against such sentence 
within one month thereafter, he shall be deemed to 
have lost his Masonic privileges, and shall not be 
permitted to appear either in the Grand Lodge or in 
any Daughter Lodge until such judgment has been 
recalled. 

Sec. 33. No Brother of a suspended Lodge 
shall be eligible for election as a Member of the 
Grand Lodge, without previously expressing his 
disapprobation of the conduct which led to sus- 
pension. 

Sec. 34. Any Brother thinking himself aggrieved 
by the sentence of a Lodge may, within one month 
after said sentence has been pronounced, bring the 
whole matter under the review of the Provincial 
Grand Lodge with power of appeal to Grand Lodge 
by Petition and Memorial, as hereinbefore regu- 
lated. In the Edinburgh district, or in the case 
where there is no Provincial Grand Lodge, the 
appeal will lie direct to Grand Lodge. 



XXV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 67 

CAP. XXV. 

Enrolment of Intrants and of Installed Masters in 
the Books of the Grand Lodge. 

Sec. I. Each Brother at his Initiation or Affilia- 
tion (unless already registered) shall pay, along 
with the Entry-money to his own Lodge, the sum 
of Eleven Shillings and Sixpence towards the funds 
of the Grand Lodge for recording his name in the 
books thereof, and for a Grand Lodge Diploma 
when he shall have become a Master Mason, — 
which dues the Treasurer of the Lodge Initiating 
or Affiliating shall periodically remit to the Grand 
Lodge, together with the full names and desig- 
nations of the Intrants. 

Sec. 2. Upon the day preceding the General 
Election annually, the Master of each Lodge shall 
cause a List to be made up of the names and 
designations of all the Intrants in his Lodge during 
the preceding year not previously recorded in 
Grand Lodge Books, which List shall likewise 
specify the respective dates of Entering, Passing, 
and Raising, or Affiliation, as the case may be, 
and shall be certified by the Master, Treasurer, 
and Secretary, to be correct. 

Sec. 3. The Master of each Lodge shall trans- 
mit the above-mentioned List, for registration by 
the Grand Secretary in the Books of the Grand 
Lodge, on the 31st December of each year, with 
the payment of the fees due to that date. 



i 



68 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Sec. 4. Lodges who have not made their Re- 
turns up to the 15th January following shall be 
corresponded with on the subject by the Grand 
Secretary ; and, if at the 31st day of said month, 
the Returns have not been forthcoming, it shall 
be in the power of the Grand Committee to 
suspend said Lodges unless a reason, satisfactory 
to the Committee, is produced for non-compliance 
with the Grand Lodge Laws. 

Sec. 5. Any Lodge found guilty of making in- 
complete or fraudulent Returns of Intrants to the 
Grand Lodge shall be liable to have its Charter 
recalled and cancelled ; to suspension from Masonic 
privileges ; or such other punishment as the Grand 
Lodge may be pleased to inflict. 

Sec 6. No Brother whose name has not been 
enrolled in the books of the Grand Lodge, in terms 
of Sections 2 and 3 hereof, shall be eligible to be a 
Member thereof, or to be an Office-Bearer in any 
Subordinate Lodge. Neither shall he have any 
claim on the Grand Lodge Charity or Benevolent 
Fund. 

Sec. 7. In order to give the utmost security to 
Intrants in Subordinate Lodges that their names 
are duly enrolled in the Books of the Grand Lodge, 
the Grand Cashier's Receipts for Enrolment or 
Registration shall bear the names of the Brethren 
therein paid for ; which Lists of Intrants shall be 
read annually, prior to the election of Office- 
Bearers, and shall lie on the table during the 
sederunt, for the inspection of the Brethren. 



XXVI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 69 

Sec 8. Grand Lodge shall accept of two shil- 
lings and sixpence for recording the Members of 
Mother Kilwinning entered by her prior to 3rd May 
1869, but the said Lodge shall from that date pay 
in the ratio of seven shillings to eight shillings 
for recording each Member and for Diploma, 
as fixed by Grand Lodge. 

Sec 9. A Register of Installed Masters is kept 
by the Grand Secretary, and he records therein the 
name of every Installed Master. 

CAP. XXVI. 
Certificate to Subordinate Lodges. 

The Grand Lodge, taking into consideration that 
she is responsible for the conduct of the Masons of 
Scotland, and being solicitous and anxious to guard 
against any intrusion that may be attempted on her 
highly respectable Order, — to prevent the introduc- 
tion of practices inconsistent with or subversive of 
the principles of the ancient Craft, and to cherish 
and keep alive the active and friendly inter- 
course which has hitherto subsisted between 
her and the general body of Chartered Masons 
and their respective Lodges, Enacts and De- 
clares : — 

I. That every subordinate Lodge shall, on or 
before Summer St John's Day (24th June) apply for 
a Certificate from the Grand Lodge ; which Certifi- 
cate shall renew and continue to such Lodge for 
another twelve months the privilege of holding 



Jo CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Masonic Meetings under the said Grand Lodge's 
sanction and authority. 

2. The §aid Certificate, subscribed by the Grand 
Secretary for the time, shall be stamped with the 
Seal of the Grand Lodge ; and the sum of Five 
Shillings shall be paid for each Certificate. 

TRANSCRIPT CERTIFICATE. 

The Grand Lodge of Scotland do hereby Certify that 
the Lodge , No. , have 

complied with the whole requisites of the Act of 
Parliament entitled **An Act for the more effectual 
suppression of Societies established for seditious and 
treasonable purposes," etc., etc., and also with the 
Resolutions of the Grand Lodge of 5th August, 1799. 
The said Lodge , No. , 

therefore are entitled, and the Grand Lodge of Scotland 
authorise them to exercise their whole powers and 
functions of Freemasons in terms of and conform to 
their Charter of Constitution and Erection. 

Given under my hand and seal of the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland, and by the authority of the Grand 
Lodge, this day of One thousand 

Eight hundred and years. 

3. In order to entitle any Lodge to the benefit of 
the foresaid Annual Certificate, there shall be 
produced to the Grand Master, Depute Grand 
Master, or Substitute Grand Master, through the 
Grand Secretary, an Affirmation by the Master or 
other Brother in the Chair for the time, and by the 
Treasurer, or person acting on his behalf, declaring, 



XXVII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 71 

on their honour as Masons, that the Lodge is really 
held under the denomination* of a Lodge of Free- 
masons, and in strict conformity with their rules 
and usages ; that the terms of the Charter granted 
by the Grand Lodge have been duly observed ; and 
also that the enactments contained in Sections i, 
2, and 3 of Chapter XXV have been fully com 
plied with, so far as the same depends upon, the 
applicants. 

TRANSCRIPT AFFIRMATION. 

We, the Master, and Treasurer of the Lodge , 

holding of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, No. , do 
hereby solemnly Declare and Affirm, on our honour 
as Free and Accepted Masons, that the said Lodge 
is really held solely for the purpose of Freemasonry, 
in strict conformity with the ancient rules and usages 
of the Craft, and the Regulations and Enactments 
of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. 
Given under our hands, this day of , i8 years. 

CAP. XXVIL 
Diplomas. 

Sec. I. The Grand Lodge, in order to effect 
the complete registration of the names of all 
Brethren initiated in Subordinate Lodges, and 
to put such Brethren in possession of every 
Masonic Privilege both at home and abroad, 
reserves to itself the sole power of granting Dip- 
lomas. These are issued by the Grand Secretary 
in favour of Master Masons ; and for every Diploma 



72 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

the sum of Five Shillings is payable to the Grand 
Lodge. 

TRANSCRIPT. 
Grand Lodge of Scotland. 

To all and sundry to whose knowledge these presents 
shall come, Greeting. These are to certify that 
the Bearer, Brother , was 

duly entered an Apprentice, passed Fellow-Craft 
and raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason in 
the Lodge , holding of the Grand 

Lodge of Scotland, No. , as appears from 

authentic documents in the hands of the Master and 
Office-Bearers of said Lodge, produced to the Grand 
Lodge aforesaid. 

In testimony whereof these presents are subscribed 
by our Secretary, and sealed with our seal ; having 
also, for the greater security, the signature of the said 
Brother annexed on the margin. 
Given at Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh, this 
day of in the year of our Lord 1 8 , 

and of Light 58 

Sec. 2. Upon receipt of a Certificate signed by 
three recorded Installed Masters of the degree of 
Installed Master having been duly conferred, the 
Diploma of the Degree is issued by the Grand 
Secretary. The fee for Registration and Diploma 
is Two Shillings and Sixpence : — 

TRANSCRIPT INSTALLED MASTER'S DIPLOMA. 
Grand Lodge of Scotland, 
To all whom it may concern, these presents do hereby 
certify and declare that Brother has 



XXVni.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. J^ 

been duly admitted to the Degree of Installed Master 
by a qualified Board as the Right Worshipful Master 
of the Lodge , No. , and has 

been duly recorded as such in the Register of the 
Grand Lodge of Scotland, he is therefore recom- 
mended to all Lodges and Installed Masters as 
qualified, in the absence of the Installed Masters of 
any regular Lodge in which he may for the time be, 
to sit and officiate in the Chair of such Lodge, if 
called thereto by the Brethren present, provided the 
meeting has been regularly summoned. 
Given under my hand and seal of the Grand Lodge 
of Scotland, at Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh, 
this day of A.D. i8 , A.L. 58 . 

CAP. XXVIII. 
Clothing^ and Jewels. 

Sec. I. No Brother shall be admitted into Grand 
Lodge, or any Subordinate Lodge, unless in correct 
Masonic Costume, viz., Full Dress — Black, with 
White Gloves. 

Sec. 2. No Clothing purporting to be Masonic 
shall be worn in Grand Lodge, or any Subordinate 
Lodge, except that appertaining to St John's 
Masonry, which alone is recognised and acknow- 
leged. 

Sec. 3. The Square and Compasses, Level, and 
Plumb Rule, are the Masonic Jewels proper. The 
others are Honorary Jewels. 

Sec. 4. The Jewels of the Grand Lodge are 
of Gold, and may be described as follows : 



74 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

The Grand Master, 

A Brilliant Star, having in the centre a field azure 
— charged with a St. Andrew on the Cross, gold — 
pendant therefrom the Compasses extended, with 
the Square, and Segment of a Circle of 90°, — the 
points of the compasses resting on the segment. 
In the centre, between the square and com- 
passes, the Sun in full glory. 

Past Grand Master, 

A similar Jewel of less dimensions, but without 
the sun between the square and compasses. 

Depute Grand Master, 

The Compasses and Square united, pendant from 

a small brilliant star. 

Substitute Grand Master, 

Square pendant from a star. 
Senior Grand Warden^ . Level pendant from a star 
Junior Grand Warden^, Plumb, ditto, 

r^^^^ Q.r-^^*^^, / Key and Pen, crossed 

Grand Secretary, . .| ^ith a Tie. 

Grand Cashier, . . A Chased Key. 

^ J r-T, J.1 * r Eradiated Eye in a 

Grand Chaplains, . . -j Triane^le 

Senior Grand Deacon, . Mallet, within a Wreath. 

Junior Grand DecLCon, . Trowel, within a Wreath* 

( Corinthian Column, 

Grand Architect, . ,\ based on a Segment 

t of 90°. 

^ , py ,, f Goldsmith's Hammer, 

Grand Jeweller, . .| within a Wreath. 



XXVIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 75 

C Bible, encircled with 
Grand Bible-Bearer^ A Branches of Acacia 

( and Palm. 

Grand Director of Cere- 1 ^.oss Rods, with Tie. 

monies^ • • J 
Grand Bardy . . .A Grecian Lyre. 
Grand Sword-Bearer, . Cross Swords, with Tie. 

Grand Director of Music, { ^ Carlald""^^*'' "*''** 

^ J n • * ( Cross Trumpets, with 

Grand Organist, . .| Garland. 

Grand Marshal, . . Cross Baton and Sword. 
Grand Tyler, . . . The Sword. 

" Cornucopia and Cup 



President of Board of^ 
Grand Stewards, 



within a Wreath, cross- 
ed behind by Grand 
Master's Rod, on the 
head of which is en- 
graved G.'.M.'.A.-. 

Vice-President of Grand \ Cornucopia and Cup 
Stewards, \ within a Wreath. 

Provincial Grand Master, 

Compasses and Square, with five-pointed star in 

centre. 

Depute Provincial Grand Master, 
Compasses and Square. 

{Jewels of the same de- 
scription as those worn 
by the Office-Bearers 
of Grand Lodge. 

Sec 5. The Grand Master's Collar, from which 

his Jewel is suspended, is of gold, of the depth 



76 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

of one inch and 2-ioths, and consists of sixteen 
thistles, between each of which are the letters 
" G. L." in double cypher, interlaced. The thistles 
enamelled in their proper colours. 

Sec 6. The Collars, from which the Jewels of 
the other Grand Officers and Provincial Grand 
Officers are suspended, are of thistle green ribbon. 

Sec. 7. The Office-Bearers of the Grand Lodge 
wear, over the right shoulder and under the left 
arm, Cordons or Sashes of thistle green ribbon 
not exceeding four inches broad. 

Sec. 8. The Apron of the Grand Master is 
trimmed with two-inch gold lace (acorn pattern) 
and has embroidered in gold on the fell (which, 
is semi-circular and of green satin) the compasses 
and square, — the sun in splendour, — the moon 
and seven stars, etc., — within a wreath of thistles. 

Sec. 9. The Aprons of the other Grand Officers 
are trimmed with green, and have green falls, on 
which are embroidered in gold the emblems of 
their respective offices, encircled by garlands of 
thistles, acacia, palms, etc. 

Sec 10. The Jewels of Subordinate Lodges are 
generally of silver, and are as under : — 



■{ 



The Compasses and 
Mctster^ . . A Square, Segment of 

I. Circle, and Sun. 

Pa.t Master,. . •{ ^td°s:gT„t' '"""'' 

DepuUMasUr, . . {'^^^l"'^'^^''^ *"** 



XXVIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 



77 



Substitute Master^ 
Senior Warden^ 
Junior Warden^ 
Treasurer^ 
Secretary^ 

Chaplain^ 

Deacons^ , 

Architect^ 

Jeweller^ 
Bible-Bearer y , 
Inner Guards 
Tyler, . 



. The Square. 

. The Level. 

. The Plumb. 

. The Key. 

. Cross Pens. 

{Eradiated Eye in a 
Triangle. 

. The Mallet and Trowel 

f Corinthian Column on 
' \ Segment of 90*'. 

. Goldsmith's Hammer. 

. The Bible. 

. Cross Swords. 

. The Sword. 

Sec. II. The Grand Lodge, with a view to uni- 
formity, recommends the following patterns of 
Aprons for adoption by Subordinate Lodges : 

Apprentice, — ^A plain white lambskin (with semi- 
circular fall or flap), 16 inches wide and 14 
inches deep ; square at bottom, and without 
ornament — white strings. 

Fellow-Craft, — Same as above, with the addition 
of two rosettes, of the colour worn by the Lodge, 
at the bottom. 

Master Mason. — Dimensions as above, edged with 
the colour of the Lodge, and an additional 
rosette on the fall or flap. 

Masters and Past Masters, — In place of each of 
the rosettes on the Master Mason's apron, a 
horizontal line, two and a-half inches long, with 
a perpendicular line from its middle, one inch 



78 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

high, thereby forming two right angles, in imi- 
tation of a rude level. These emblems to be of rib- 
bon half an inch broad, of the colour of the Lodge 
of which the wearer is the Master or Past Master. 

Sec. 12. The Office-Bearers of Lodges may 
wear Sashes of the colour adopted by the Lodge, 
not exceeding four inches broad, and in front may 
have embroidered, or otherwise distinctly marked 
thereon, the name or number of the Lodge. 

CAP. XXIX. 
Dues payable to the Grand Lodge. 

Charter to a New Lodge, . . ;^io lo o 

Duplicate Charter (on vellum), . i ii 6 

Extract Charter (on paper), . . i i o 

Enrolment of each Intrant, . . o 6 6 

Diploma, 050 

Duplicate Diploma, .... 050 

Amended Diploma, .... 026 

Recording Installation, and Diploma to 

Installed Master, . . . . ' 026 
Commission to Provincial District Grand 

Master, 10 10 o 

Commission to Proxy Master, . . 026 

Nomination of each Proxy Warden, o i o 

Papers in Process : — 
Lodging petition, answers, appeals, or 

other pleadings, each, . . 050 

Extracts or copies of papers, first sheet, 026 
Every other sheet, ... 016 

Each borrowing of process or productions, o i o 
Each return do. do. 010 



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79 



Annual Contributions. 

To General Fund. 

Certificate to Lodges, • • • ;^o 
Test of Membership, each Master and 

Warden, and each Proxy Master and 

Proxy Warden .... o 

Each Grand Steward — (if nominated for 

the first time at a date subsequent to 

November 4, 1878) 

To the Fund o/ Benevolence 

Grand Master, . 

Depute Grand Master, 

Substitute Grand Master, 

Senior Grand Warden, 

Junior Grand Warden, 

Provincial or District Grand Master, 

Proxy Provincial or District Grand Master, 

Grand Chaplains, 

Senior Grand Deacon, 

Junior Grand Deacon, 

Grand Architect, 

Grand Jeweller, 

Grand Bible-Eearer, . 

Grand Director of Ceremonies 

Grand Bard, 

Grand Sword- Bearer, 

Grand Director of Music, 

President of the Board of Grand Stewards, o 

Vice-President of do., 

Each Grand Steward, 

Master and Proxy Master, 
Warden and Proxy Warden, 



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80 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

CAP. XXX. 

Ceremonial at the Consecration and Erection of a 

Daughter Lodge. 

[This Ceremonial, with a few additions and alterations, as noted 
throughout, will serve for the Consecration of a Hall, Lodge Room, 
or building set apart for the purposes of Masonry.] 

The Lodge Room having been properly tyled, 
and it having been ascertained that none but Master 
Masons are present, the Grand Lodge or Provincial 
Grand Lodge will be opened on the First Degree, 
and thereafter shall be raised to the Second and 
Third Degrees, by the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master, the Right Worshipful the Provincial Grand 
Master, or presiding Brother, as the case may be. 
The Very Worshipful the Grand or Worshijjful 
Provincial Grand Chaplain shall then commence 
the ceremony of Constituting and Consecrating the 
Lodge, by offering up the following prayer : — 

" O Adorable Lord God, Maker of all things, and 
Judge of all men, regard, we humbly beseech 
Thee, with Thy special favour, this our present 
undertaking, and grant that the work which we 
now commence in Thy name, may conduce to 
Thy glory, and to the good, temporal and eternal^ 
of Thy dependent creatures. Let a scrupulous 
regard to the Obligation which, in Thy name, 
and under Thine All-seeing eye, shall be herein 
entered into, distinguish all upon whom the privi- 
leges of Initiation shall be conferred, — that they, 



XXX.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 8 1 

abounding in all holy conversation and godliness, 
may become true and worthy members of our 
venerable Order, and that their practice may in 
all things correspond with their profession." 

Response by the Brethren — So mote it be. 

GRAND HONOURS. 
SOLEMN MUSIC. 

Then shall be read Psalm CXXXHL 

GRAND HONOURS. 

ORATION on the " Nature and Objects of 

Masonry" by the Very Worshipful the Grand or 
Worshipful Provincial Grand Chaplain. 

ANTHEM. 

When Earth's foundation first was laid 

By the Almighty Artist's hand, 
'Twas then our perfect, our perfect laws were made, 

Established by His strict command. 
Chorus. — Hail ! mysterious, hail ! glorious Masonry, 
That makes us ever great and free. 

In vain mankind for shelter sought, 

In vain from place to place did roam, 
Until from Heaven, from Heaven he was taught 

To plan, to build, to fix his home. 
Hail ! mysterious, etc. 

Illustrious hence we date our Art, 
Which now in beauteous piles appear ; 

And shall to endless, to endless time impart, 
How worthy and how great we are. 
Hail ! mysterious, etc. 



82 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Nor we less fam'd for every tie 

By which the human thought is bound ; 

Love, Truth, and Friendship, and Friendship socially 
Unite our hearts and hands around. 
Hail ! mysterious, etc. 

Our actions still by virtue blest. 

And to our precepts ever true, 
The world admiring, admiring shall request 

To learn, and our bright paths pursue. 
Hail ! mysterious, etc. 

The Right Worshipful the Grand Secretary, or 
Worshipful Provincial Grand Secretary, as the case 
may be, will read the Charter in favour of the 
Lodge [here insert name of Lodge]. 

[The Jewels, Clothing, etc., of the Lodge will then 
be delivered to the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master, the Right Worshipful the Provincial Grand 
Master, or presiding Brother (as the case may be), 
after which the Master and other Officers Elect 
will be presented by the Grand Secretary or his 
representative, and the Brethren will be asked if 
they are satisfied with each and all of them. The 
Most Worshipful the Grand Master or presiding 
Brother will then direct their Secretary to read the 
Minutes of their previous meetings.] * 

Then shall be read or chanted Psalm XCV, i to 7. 

O come, let us sing unto the Lor.d : 

— Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving : 

— And make a joyful noise unto Him with Psalms. 

* The above paragraph, marked thus [ ], is to be omitted when 
a Hall, or Lodge-room only, is to be consecrated. 



XXX.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 83 

For the Lord is a great God. 

— And a great King above all gods. 

In His hand are all the deep places of the earth : 

— The strength of the hills is His also. 

The sea is His, and He made it : 

— And His hands formed the dry land. 

O come, let us worship and bow down : 

— Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

For He is our God : 

— And we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep 
of His hand. 

Glory be to God on high I 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, 
world without end ; (or) For His mercy endureth for 
ever. Amen. 

The Very Worshipful the Grand or Worshipful 
Provincial Grand Chaplain will then offer up the 
following prayer : — 

" Great Architect of the Universe ! Maker and 
Ruler of all Worlds : deign, from Thy celestial 
Temple, from Realms of light and glory, to bless 
us, in all the purposes of our present assembly. 
We humbly invoke Thee to give us at this, and 
at all times, wisdom in all our doings, strength of 
mind in all our difficulties, and the beauty of 
harmony in all our communications. Permit us, 
O Thou centre of light and life, great source of 
love and happiness, to erect this Lodge, and now 
solemnly to consecrate it to Thy honour and 
glory ! ^ 



84 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

If the Hall or Lodge-Room is to be consecrated 
the Chaplain will here pause and the following be 
introduced : — 

Response by the Most Worshipful the Grand Master 
or the Right Worshipful the Provincial Grand 
Master, — Glory be to God on High ! 

Response by tlie Brethren — As it was in the be- 
ginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without 
end. Amen. 

The Consecration Elements are then sprinkled on 
the Lodge Room ; after which the Chaplain re- 
sumes : 

** Grant, O Lord our God, that they who are [now 
about to be*] invested with the government of 
this Lodge may be endued with wisdom, 
to instruct their Brethren in all duties. 
May Brotherly Love and Charity always prevail 
among the Members of this Lodge ; and may 
this bond of Union continue to strengthen the 
Lodges throughout the world ! Bless all our 
Brethren wheresoever dispersed, and grant speedy 
relief to all who are either oppressed or distressed. 
We humbly commend to Thee all the members 
of Thy whole family. May they increase in the 
knowledge of Thee, and in the love of each 
other. Finally, may we finish all our works here 
below with Thine approbation ; and then have 
our transition from this earthly abode to Thy 

* To be omitted when the Hall only is to be Consecrated. 



XXX.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 85 

Heavenly Temple above, there to enjoy light, 
glory, and bliss ineffable." 

Response by the Most Worshipful the Grand 
Master^ or the Right Worshipful Proviticial 
Grand Master — Glory be to God on High ! 

Response by the Brethren, — As it was in the be- 
ginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without 
end. Amen. 

GRAND HONOURS. 
SOLEMN MUSia 

* During which the Members of the New Lodge 
passing round do homage to the Grand or Pro- 
vincial Grand Lodge. 

* The Most Worshipful the Grand Master, or 
presiding Brother as the case may be, will then 
cause the Grand Director of Ceremonies to pro- 
claim the Lodge as follows : — 

* Brethren, — I am directed by the Most Worship- 
ful [here insert the name] Grand Master Mason 
of Scotland, to make Proclamation that, by virtue 
of the power and authority of the Grand Lodge, 
these Brethren are now constituted a regular Lodge 
of Free and Accepted Masons by the title and 
designation of the Lodge [here insert the name], 
to be holden in [here insert the place]. And from 
henceforth they are fully empowered to exercise 

* The paragraphs marked thus* are to be omitted when the 
Hall| or Lodge-Room only, is to be Consecrated. 



86 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

all their rights and privileges, agreeably to the 
tenure of their Charter, the Laws of the Grand 
Lodge, and the Ancient Usages of the Fraternity ; 
and may God be with them ! 

* Response by the Members of the Grand or Pro- 
vincial Grand Lodge only, — So mote it be. 

Part of 2d Chronicles, Chapter vi, v. 12, 14, 17-21, 
33 middle, 41 ; Chapter vii, v. i, 3, 12-18 ; — or ist 
Kings, Chapter viii, v. 22, 23, 26-30, 43 middle, 60 ; 
and Chapter ix, v. 3-5, — will then be read by the 
Very Worshipful the Grand or Worshipful Pro- 
vincial Grand Chaplain. 

ANTHEM, accompanied by music. 

To Heaven's high Architect all praise, 
All praise, all gratitude be given ; 

Who deign'd the human soul to raise 
By mystic secrets sprung from Heaven. 

CHORUS. 

Sound aloud the Great Jehovah's praise, 
To Him the dome, the Temple raise. 

GRAND HONOURS. 
CAP. XXXL 

Ceremonial at the Installation of the 
Office- Bearers of a Lodge. 

Each Brother, before entering, will sign his name 
in the Attendance Book, giving the name and num- 
ber of the Lodge of which he is a member. The 



XXXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. Sy 

Lodge having been opened in the First Degree, — 
Entered Apprentices being allowed to be present, 
— and the Jewels, Clothing, etc., of the Lodge 
placed before the presiding or installing Brother, 
he will desire the Master Elect to come forward, 
and address him as follows : — 

" Having been elected by the Members of your 
Lodge to the office of Master, I shall have 
much pleasure in installing you therein ; 
but previous to your installation it is re- 
quisite that you assent to some of the Charges 
and Regulations which point out the duty of 
a Master of a Lodge. These will now be read to 
you.* 

1. You agree to be a good man and true, and 
strictly to obey the moral law. 

2. You agree to be a peaceable subject, and cheer- 
fully to conform to the laws of the country in 
which you reside. 

3. You promise not to be concerned in plots or 
conspiracies against Government, but patiently 
to submit to the decisions of the Supreme Legis- 
lature. 

4. You agree to pay a proper respect to the Civil 
Magistrate ; to work diligently, live in credit, and 
act honourably with all men. 

* At the Consecration of a new Lodge these ought to be read by 
the Grand or Provincial Grand Secretary ; but at the usual or Annual 
Installation, the presiding Brother, or a Past Master, does so, as the 
Secretary is not yet installed. 



88 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

5. You agree to hold in veneration the original 
Rulers and Patrons of the Order of Masonry, 
and their regular successors, supreme and subor- 
dinate, according to their stations ; and to submit 
to the awards and resolutions of your Brethren, 
in Grand Lodge assembled, in every case consis- 
tent with the Constitutions of the Order ; and 
that you will not, in Scotland, practise or recog- 
nise in connection with Lodges of St John's 
Masonry, any Degrees except those of Appren- 
tice, Fellow- Craft (including the Mark), and 
Master Mason, and of Installed Master. 

6. You agree to avoid private quarrels, and to guard 
against all intemperance and excess. 

7. You agree to be cautious in your behaviour, 
courteous to your Brethren, and faithful to your 
Lodge. 

8. You promise to respect true and faithful Brethren, 
and to discountenance all Impostors and Dis- 
senters from the original plan of the Institution. 

9. You agree to promote the general good of So- 
ciety, to cultivate the Social Virtues, and to pro- 
pagate the knowledge of the art of Masonry, so 
far as your influence and ability can extend. 

10. You admit that it is not in the power of any 
man, or body of men, to make alteration or 
innovation in Masonry. 

11. You promise to submit to the Most Worshipful 
the Grand Master for the time being, and to his 
Officers, when duly installed ; and strictly to 
conform to every regulation of the Grand Lodge 



XXXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OP SCOTLAND. 89 

that is not subversive of the principles of 
Masonry. 

12. You admit that no Lodge can be constituted 
without a Charter from a Grand Lodge, or other 
Supreme Body entitled to grant them, or any 
countenance given to an Irregular Lodge, or to 
any person clandestinely initiated therein ; and 
that no Procession, Consecration, or other Cere- 
monial of Masons, clothed with the Badges of 
the Order, can take place without the special 
License of the Grand Lodge, or of the Provincial 
Grand Master of the District, or (in his absence) 
of his Depute or Substitute. 

13. You admit that no person can be regularly 
made a Mason, or admitted a Mason of any 
Lodge, without previous notice, and due inquiry 
into his character. 

14. You promise that no Visitors shall be received 
into your Lodge without due examination, or pro- 
ducing proper vouchers of initiation in a regular 
Lodge." 

The presiding Brother then addresses the Master 
Elect thus : — 

"Do you now, cheerfully submit to these several 
Charges and Regulations of the Grand Lodge of 
Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland, and 
promise to support them, as all good Masters 
have done ? " 

The Master Elect having signified his assent, 



90 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

the presiding Brother shall then proceed as fol- 
lows : — 

"Then, in consequence of the recommendation I 
have received of you, and your cheerful con- 
formity to the Charges and Regulations rehearsed, 
and since it is the will and pleasure of the 
Brethren of this Lodge that you become Master 
thereof for the usual time, as they confide in your 
known good behaviour, and think you a fit and 
proper person to discharge the duties of said 
office, I must inform you that you are not only to 
walk uprightly before God and man, and strictly 
to follow the Rules and Constitutions of Masonry 
in general, but also to adhere to the Bye- Laws of 
this Lodge in particular. 

" You will now step forward to the Altar and take 
the oath defideli^ viz. : — 

" ' I , , in the presence of the Great 

Architect of the Universe do solemnly promise 
to perform the duties of the Office of Master, 
faithfully, zealously, and impartially, to the best 
of my ability, during the ensuing twelve months, 
and until a successor shall have been appointed 
and installed in my stead. That, while in the 
Chair, I will not permit or suffer any deviation 
from the ancient customs and landmarks of the 
Order recognised by the Grand Lodge of Scot- 
land, nor administer, or cause to be administered, 
any ceremony contrary to, or subversive of our 



XXXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 9 1 

Constitutions. That I will maintain pure and 
unsullied the genuine tenets of the Order. That 
I will observe, and as far as lies in my power, 
strictly enforce those Charges and Regulations, to 
which I have now given my assent, and otherwise 
conscientiously perform my duty as Master of 
the Craft. So help me God.* " 

The Installation of the Master is then proceeded 
with by a Board of Installed Masters according to 
the Ritual adopted by the Grand Lodge. 

The new Master having been installed in the 
Chair of his Lodge, the Members of the Lodge are 
admitted in the Third, Second, and First Degrees, 
and advance in procession, pay due homage to 
the new Master, and signify their subjection and 
obedience by the usual salutations in the respective 
Degrees. 

This part of the ceremony being concluded, the 
Depute and Substitute Masters, Wardens, and 
other Office-Bearers, are requested to advance to 
the Altar, and the Installing Brother* will ad- 
minister the oath defideli^ viz. : — 

" * I , , do hereby agree to accept of the 

office of Depute Master, Substitute Master, Senior 

* When the Most Worshipful the Grand Master and his Officers 
attend to constitute a New Lodge, the Grand Wardens may invest 
the Wardens, the Grand Secretary invest the Secretary, and so on. 
Sometimes the new Master enters immediately on the duties of his 
office by administering the oath de Jideli too, and investing the 
Wardens, etc., but it is more convenient in practice that at sJl 
Installations the Presiding or Installing Brother conducts the 
whole Ceremonial. 



92 COKStlTUTlON AND LAWS OF [cAP. 

Warden, or Junior Warden, etc. (as the case may 
be), of the Lodge . . . , and- solemnly promise, 
to the best of my ability, to discharge faithfully, 
zealously, and conscientiously, its duties during 
the ensuing twelve months unless a successor 
shall be previously appointed and installed in 
my stead ; and that I will do my utmost to 
forward the interests of the Lodge, and support 
the Master in his various duties. So help me 
God.'" 

The Office-Bearers are then invested, in suc- 
cession, with the Insignia or Jewels of their Offices, 
and addressed as follows : — 

" Brother C. D. — I invest you, as Depute Master, 
with the Square and Compasses^ being the in- 
signia of your office. The Square has the two 
ends of unequal length, the short one pointing to 
time, the other to eternity ; so the Compasses 
combined with the Square will teach you not 
only to be contented with your lot on earth, and 
thankful for what your Heavenly Father bestows 
on you in this world, but that you should press 
forward in the paths of virtue, and have in view 
the attainment of a blessed immortality. In the 
absence of the Master, and of any Installed Past 
Master of the Lodge, you will take upon you the 
Duties of the Chair.'' 

"Brother E. F. — I invest you as Substitute 
Master. It is your duty to preside in the Lodge 
when the Master, Past Master, or Depute Master 



XXXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 93 

cannot be present. Your Jewel is the Square^ 
which denotes in a moral sense that you are 
worthy of the office, they have conferred upon 
you ; and in its emblematic sense that, as when 
applied to work, it shows whether it be straight, 
level, and correct, so you are to observe that 
your conduct and actions, as well as those of the 
Brethren, at least in Lodge assembled, are guided 
by the stem principles of justice. 

" Brother G. H. — You are, by the consent of this 
Lodge elected Senior Warden thereof for the 
usual time, in consequence of which I now invest 
you with this Jewel as the insignia of your office. 
Observe, it is a Levels to denote to you, in its 
moral sense, that we are descended from the 
same stock, partake of the same nature, and 
share the same hope ; and that, though distinc- 
tions among men are necessary to preserve sub- 
ordination, yet no eminence of station can make 
us forget that we are Brethren ; and, in its em- 
blematic sense, that in all Masonic concerns you 
are to consider your Brethren as strictly on a 
level with you. Your early and regular attend- 
ance at your Lodge is particularly necessary, in 
order to assist, to the utmost of your power and 
skill, in the good management thereof. 

" Brother L J. — You have been, by the consent of 
this Lodge, elected Junior Warden thereof for 
the usual time, in consequence of which I invest 
you with this Jewel as the insignia of your office. 
Observe, it is a Plumb Rule, with a Plummet 



94 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

affixed, to denote to you, in its moral sense, that 
you owe your promotion to your uprightness and 
integrity, and that you are at all times to be 
upright in your conduct ; and, in its emblematic 
sense, that in the discharge of the many duties 
of this difficult and arduous office, and in all 
Masonic concerns, you are to take especial care 
to act with perfect uprightness, so that if your Jewel 
should be figuratively applied, it will be found so. 
"Worshipful Senior and Junior Wardens, — those 
Columns,* the Badges of your office, I entrust to 
your care, not doubting your vigilance and at- 
tention." 

The Senior and Junior Wardens are then con- 
ducted to their seats, and saluted. 

The Treasurer is then invested with the in- 
signia of his office : — 

" Brother K. L. — By investing you with this Jewel 
I have to remind you that it is your duty to 
collect subscriptions and other fees, and keep an 
exact account of Lodge expenses. You are also 
to transmit to the Grand Lodge the dues for re- 
cording Intrants^ for Diplomas^ Annual Certifi' 
cates^ and all other dues^ and this whether the 
Lodge sanction it or not^ THESE MONIES NOT 

BEING LAWFULLY ITS PROPERTY, BUT THAT OF 

THE Grand Lodge of Scotland alone, and 

FOR WHICH YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE. 

* When the work of Masonry in the Lodge is carrying on, the 
column of the Senior Warden is raised ; when the Lodge iji at re- 
freshment the column of the Junior Warden is raised. 



XXXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 95 

Your regular and early attendance will afford the 
best proof of your zeal and attachment." 

The Secretary is then invested with the in- 
signia of his office : — 

"Brother M. N. — You have been elected Secre- 
tary of this Lodge. It is your province to 
record the minutes, issue the summonses for our 
regular meetings, and make the due returns of 
Officers and Members to the Grand Lodge. 
Your good inclinations to Masonry and this 
Lodge I hope will induce you to discharge your 
office with fidelity, and by so doing you will 
merit the esteem and approbation of your 
Brethren." 

The Deacons are then invested : — 

"Brother O. P. — I invest you with the Jewel of 
Senior Deacon ; it is the Mallet^ and ought to 
teach you that skill without exertion is of little 
avail ; that labour is the lot of man, for the heart 
may conceive and the head may devise in vain, 
if the hand be not prompt to execute the 
design. 

" Brother Q. R.— Your Jewel of office, as Junior 
Deacon, is the Trowel^ which teaches ' us to 
spread the cement of Brotherly love and affection, 
— that cement which unites us all into one sacred 
band, a society of friends and brothers, among 
whom no contention should ever exist but that 



96 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

noble contention, or rather emulation, of who 
can best work and who can best agree. 
" Brothers O. P. and Q. R. — It is your province to 
attend on the Worshipful Master and Wardens 
and to act as their assistants in the active duties 
of the Lodge, — such as in the reception of Can- 
didates into the different degrees of Masonry, 
and in the immediate practice of our Rites. I 
commit to you these Rods as your Badges of 
office." 

The Stewards are next invested : — 

"Brothers S. T. and U. V.— You have been appointed 
Stewards of this Lodge. The duties of your 
office are to introduce Visitors, and see that they 
are accommodated : as also to see that the tables 
are properly furnished at Refreshment, and that 
every Brother is suitably provided for ; and gen- 
erally, to assist the Deacons and other Office- 
Bearers, in performing their respective duties." 

The Inner Guard is then invested as follows : — 

" Brother W. X. — The Cross Swords with which I 
invest you indicate that you are to suffer none 
to pass or repass but such as are duly qualified ; 
and, emblematically, to set a guard over our 
thoughts, a watch at our lips, and post a sentinel 
over our actions. Your duty is to admit Masons 
on proof, to receive candidates in due form, and 
to obey the commands of the Junior Warden." 



XXXL] the grand lodge of SCOTLAND. 97 

The Tyler is then brought forward and invested 
with the Jewel and instrument of his office. 

" Brother Y. Z. — I commit the Sword into your 
hands to enable you effectually to guard against 
the approach of cowans and eavesdroppers, by 
which we are reminded we ought to prevent the 
approach of every unworthy thought or deed, 
and to preserve a conscience void of offence to- 
wards God and towards man." 

The Ceremonial of Investiture having come to a 
close, the presiding Brother will then give a general 
address to the Master, Wardens, and Brethren in 
the following manner : — * 

"Right Worshipful Sir,— The Brethren have 
committed the Lodge to your care, you cannot be 
insensible to tbe importance of the charge, and to 
your responsibility for the faithful discharge of 
the duties annexed to the appointment. The 
honour, the reputation, and the usefulness of this 
Lodge will materially depend on the skill and 
ability with which you manage its concerns, whilst 
the happiness of the Brethren will be generally 
promoted by the zeal and assiduity with which 
you promulgate the genuine tenets and principles 
of the Order. As a pattern for your imitation, 
consider that glorious luminary which regularly 

• Any other similar Address may be given. At the erection of a 
new Lodge, although the Investiture of the Wardens and Office- 
Bearers be performed by the new Master, the Address ought to be 
given by the Brother who presides on the occasion. 



98 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

diffuses light and lustre to all ; in like manner, it 
will be your province to communicate light and 
instruction to the Brethren of your Lodge ; 
impress on them the dignity and high import- 
ance of Masonry, and charge them to practise 
out of the Lodge those excellent precepts which 
they are taught in it, so that, when anyone is said 
to be a Freemason, the world may know that he 
is one to whom the burdened heart may pour 
forth its sorrows, to whom the distressed may 
prefer their suit, whose heart is guided by justice, 
and whose hand is extended by benevolence. 
" Worshipful Wardens, — You are too well 
acquainted with the Laws of Freemasonry to 
warrant any distrust that you will be found wanting 
in the proper discharge of the duties of your 
respective offices ; suffice it to observe, that what 
you have seen praiseworthy in others you will 
carefully imitate, and what in them may have 
appeared defective you will in yourselves amend. 
You ought to be patterns of good order and regu- 
larity, as it is only by a due observance of the 
laws yourselves that you can expect obedience to 
them from others. You are assiduously to assist 
the Master in the discharge of the important 
duties of his situation, and carefully instruct those 
whom he may place under your charge. From 
the zeal you have shewn towards our excellent 
Institution, and the desire you have evinced to 
promote its best interests, I entertain no doubt 
that your conduct will be such as to merit the 



XXXI.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 99 

approbation of your Brethren and the testimony 
of a good conscience. 
" Brethren, — Such is the nature of our constitution 
that as some must of necessity rule and teach, so 
others must of course learn to submit and obey. 
Humility in both is an essential duty. The 
Brethren who have been appointed to assist in the 
government of the Lodge are too well acquainted 
with the principles of Masonry and the rules of 
good manners, to extend the power with which 
they are entrusted ; and you are too sensible of 
the propriety of their appointment, and of too 
generous dispositions, to envy their preferment. 
From the knowledge I have of both Officers and 
Members, I trust that all will have but one aim — 
to please each other, and unite in the great design 
of communicating happiness. May you all 
enjoy every satisfaction and delight which disin- 
terested friendship can give, within these sacred 
walls ! May Freemasonry flourish in every part 
of the globe, and rise superior to all opposition ! 
May it become influential in diffusing the light of 
Wisdom^ aiding the strength of Reason, dispensing 
the beauties of Virtue, and lessening the aggregate 
of human misery and vice ! May it teach us to 
measure our actions by the rule of rectitude, 
square our conduct by the principles of morality, 
and guide our very thoughts within the compass 
of propriety ! H ence we learn to be meek, humble 
and resigned, and to moderate the passions, the 
excess of which deform and disorder the very 



100 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

soul ; and the Brother who has thus far discharged 
his duty as a Mason, can patiently await the 
arrival of that awful moment when the soul shall 
take wing to the boundless and unexplored 
mansions above. 
"Brethren, — Such are the genuine tenets and 
principles of our Order. May they be trans- 
mitted through the Lodge pure and unsullied 
through all generations ! To obtain this end, 
let us continue to cultivate the great moral and 
social virtues laid down on our Masonic tracing- 
board, and improve ourselves in everything that 
is good, amiable, and useful. And may the Great 
Architect of the Universe preside over our 
Temple, and under his sway let us ever act 
with a dignity becoming the high and venerable 
character of our Institution." 

The Master now thanks the presiding Brother. 

Then shall be sung- the Hundredth Psalm, 
accompanied by Music. 

Thanksgiving by the Very Worshipful the 
Grand or Worshipful Provincial Grand Chaplain: — 

Blessed be Thy name, O Great Architect of the 
Universe, that it hath pleased Thee to put into 
the hearts of Thy servants to found this Lodge 
to Thy honour and glory. Bless them, O Lord, 
with Thine especial blessing, and grant that all 
who shall enjoy the benefit of this pious work 
may continue Thy faithful servants unto their 
lives' end. Let their practice shadow forth the 




XXXII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. lOI 

blessed principles of Faith, Hope, and Charity ; 
and when Thou shalt be pleased to call them 
hence, and the earthly house of this tabernacle 
shall be dissolved, give them a building of God, 
an house not made with hands, eternal in the 
heavens. 

Response by the Brethren, — So mote it be. 

Refreshments served, preceded and followed by 
the usual alterations. 

THE MASONIC ANTHEM. 

After which the Lodge will be closed in due form, 
and in the First Degree. 

The preceding Ceremonials may be abridged or 
extended at pleasure, provided nothing be intro- 
duced that can give offence to any Brother either 
in religion or politics ; the material points, however, 
are on no account to be omitted. It is perhaps 
unnecessary to add that the presiding Brother 
ought to commit the whole to memory, except the 
Charge and Regulations, which may be read. 

CAP. XXXI I. 

Order of Procession of the Grand Lodge, and 
Ceremonial to be observed, at Laying a Foun- 
dation Stone by the Most Worshipful Grand 
Master Mason. 

The Grand Lodge having been opened in the 
First Degree at a convenient place, and the neces- 
sary directions and instructions given, it is adjourned. 



I02 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

The Brethren being in their proper clothings and 
jewels, and wearing white gloves, the procession 
moves in the following order, viz. : — 

Band of Music. 

Brethren belonging to warranted Lodges holding of 

a recognised Grand Lodge, other than that of 

Scotland. 
Lodges present, and their Brethren, according to 
Seniority on the Grand Lodge Roll, — 
Junior Lodge in front. 
Members of the Grand Lodge, according to Seni- 
ority on the Roll of Lodges, — Juniors in front. 

Band of Music. 

Grand Marshals. 

Grand Tyler. (drawn swords.) Grand Tyler. 

Grand Director of Music. Grand Bard. 

Grand Director of Ceremonies. 

Grand Steward, (ivith white rods.) Grand Steward. 

Level. (carried by Operathtes.) Plumb. 

Grand Steward, (with white rods.) Grand Steward- 
Compass, (carried by operatives.) ^ Square. 

Grand Steward, (with white rods.) Grand Steward. 

Mallet. 

(^carried by an Operative.) 

Grand Steward, (with whiu rods.) Grand Steward. 

Vase ( Wine). Cornucopia {Corn). Vase (Ot'l). 
Grand Steward. Grand Steward. Grand Steward. 

(with white rods.) 

Grand Jeweller. 

Grand Bible-Bearer. 

Inscription Plates. Architect with Plans. 



XXXII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. I03 

Bottles with Coins, etc. 
Grand Steward. Grand Steward. Grand Steward. 

(with white rods.) 

Junior Grand 1 Grand Chaplain J Senior Grand 

Deacon. J in his Robes. \ Deacon. 

Grand Steward, (with white rods.) Grand Steward. 
Grand Cashier. Grand Secretary. 

Grand Steward. Grand Steward. 

Junior Grand 1 | Senior Grand 

Warden. | <«"'**'•"'-•) | Warden. 

Grand Steward, (with white rods.) Grand Steward. 
Depute Grand Master. Past Grand Master. 

Substitute Grand Master. 

Grand 1 Vice-President / Grand. 

Steward. / of Grand Stewards. \ Steward. 

(jvith white rods.) 

Grand Sword Bearer. 

The Grand Master. 

r President of ^ 

Grand StewardJ Grand Stewards I Grand Steward 

(with white rod.) | (Carrying Grand i (with white rod.) 

\ Masters Rod.) J 

Past Grand Masters. 

Provincial and District Grand Masters. 

Proxy Provincial and Proxy District Grand 

Masters. 
Past Grand Wardens, etc. 

Having arrived within a proper distance of the 
stone, the procession halts, the Brethren open to 
the right and left, so as to leave room for the Grand 



I04 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Master and other Ofiice-Bearers to pass up the 
centre. On arriving at the platform — 

The Architect is the first of the Masonic Pro- 
cession who walks up to the platform on the east ; 
secondly, the Grand Chaplain ; thirdly, the Grand 
Jeweller, Grand Deacons, Grand Cashier, Grand 
Secretary, Grand Wardens, and Substitute Grand 
Master ; then the Grand Master, Past Grand Master, 
and Depute Grand Master, followed by Provincial 
Grand Masters and Brethren attendant — ^all griming 
way to the Grand Master when on the platform, 
and the Substitute Grand Master taking the right 
of the Grand Master. 

Band of Music to be thereafter placed in a con- 
spicuous situation ; and the Grand Jewels, etc., to 
be laid on the Grand Master's Table. 

" QueetCs Anthem^ to be played. 

" Hcdl Masonry ^^ to be played. 

Grand Chaplain to offer up a Prayer. 

Grand Master calls upon the Grand Secretary 
and Cashier to place the coins, etc., in the cavities 
of the stone, and the Architect to bring forward 
the necessary workmen : — when coins, etc., are 
placed, — 

" Great Light to Shine,'' by the Band. 

While this is playing, three distinct stops to be 
made in bringing down the stone. 

Grand Master upon this walks from the platform 
to the east of the stone, with the Substitute on his 



XXXII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. I05 

right hand, the Grand Wardens walking before him, 
who go to the west, having with them the Level 
and the Plumb. 

Grand Master says — " Right Worshipful Substitute 
Grand Master, you will cause the various imple- 
ments to be applied to the stone that it may be 
laid in its bed according to the Rules of Masonry." 
The Substitute Grand Master orders the War- 
dens to do their duty. Grand Master then says — 
** Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden, What 
is the proper Jewel of your office?" — "The 
Plumb." " Have you applied the Plumb to the 
several edges of the stone ? " — " I have, Most 
Worshipful Grand Master." 

" Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden, What 
is the proper Jewel of your office?" — "The Level." 
" Have you applied the Level to the top of the 
stone ? " — " I have. Most Worshipful Grand 
Master." 

" Right Worshipful Substitute Grand Master, What 
is the proper Jewel of your office?" — "The 
Square." "Have you applied the Square to 
those parts of the stone that are square?" — 
" I have, Most Worshipful Grand Master." 

The Grand Master then says — " Having, my Right 
Worshipful Brethren, full confidence in your skill 
in our Royal Art, it remains with me now to 
finish this our work." 

He then gives the stone three knocks, saying, — 
" May the Almighty Architect of the Universe 



I06 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

look down with benignity upon our present 
undertaking, and crown the edifice, of which 
we have now laid the foundation, with every 
success." 

Three Cheers. 

Music. 

" On / On my dear BrethrenJ*^ 

During the Music, 

The Cornucopia is delivered to the Substitute 
Grand Master, the Vase with Wine to the Senior 
Grand Warden, and the Vase with Oil to the 
Junior Grand Warden. 

After the Music ceases — the Cornucopia is 
delivered by the Substitute to the Grand Master, 
who throws its contents upon the stone. The Vase 
with Wine is then handed to the Substitute, who 
delivers it to the Grand Master, who pours it upon 
the stone, and the Oil in the same manner — the 
Grand Master saying : — 

" Praise be to the Lord immortal and eternal, who 
formed the Heavens, laid the foundations of the 
Earth, and extended the Waters beyond it, — 
who supports the Pillars of Nations, and main- 
tains in order and harmony surrounding Worlds. 
We implore Thy aid, and may the continued 
blessings of an All-bounteous Providence be the 
lot of these our native shores ; and may the 
Almighty Ruler of Events deign to direct the 
hand of our gracious Sovereign, so that she may 
pour down blessings upon her people ; and may 



XXXIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. I07 

that people, living under sage laws, in a free 
government, ever feel grateful for the blessings 
they enjoy." 

" Mason^ AnthemP 
The Grand Officers return to their platform when 
the Anthem ceases. 

Three Cheers. 

Address by Grand Master. 

Reply by 

" Rule Britannia^^ by the Band. 
The procession then returns in inverted order to 
the place from which it set out, where the Grand 
Lodge is closed. 

CAP. XXXIII. 

Funeral Service. 

The Brethren having assembled at the Lodge- 
room or some other suitable place shall proceed to 
the house where the body of the deceased Brother 
lies. The Master having taken his place at the 
head of the corpse, the service begins : 

Master — " What man is he that liveth and shall 
not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from 
the hand of the grave ? Man walketh in a vain 
shadow, he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell 
who shall gather them. When he dieth, he 
shall carry nothing away ; his glory shall not 
descend after him. Naked he came into the 
world, and naked he must return : the Lord gave. 



lo8 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OP [CAP. 

and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the 
Name of the Lord ! Let us die the death of 
the righteous, and let our last end be like his ! " 

The Brethren answer : 

" God is our God for ever and ever ; he will be our 
guide even unto death ! " 

The Master then repeats the following prayer : — 

" Most glorious God, author of all good, and giver 
of all mercy, pour doWn Thy blessings upon us, 
and strengthen our solemn engagements with the 
ties of sincere affection: May the present instance 
of mortality remind us of our approaching 
fate ; and draw our attention towards Thee, 
the only refuge in time of need ; that when the 
awful moment shall arrive that we are about to 
quit this transitory scene, the enlivening prospect 
of Thy mercy may dispel the gloom of death ; 
and after our departure hence, in peace and in 
Thy favour, we may be received into Thine ever- 
lasting kingdom to enjoy, in union with the 
souls of our departed, friends, the just reward of 
a pious and virtuous life. Amen^^ 

The different Lodges rank according to seniority 
the junior preceding : each Lodge forms one divi- 
sion, and the following order is observed : — 
The Tyler, with his sword. 
The Stewards, with white rods. 
The Brethren, out of office, two and two. 
The Secretary, with a roll. 
The Treasurer. 



XXXIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. I09 

Senior and Junior Wardens, hand in hand. 
The Past Master. 
The Master. 
The Lodge to which the deceased Brother be- 
longed, in the following order, all the members 
having flowers or herbs in their hands : — 

The Tyler. 

The Stewards. 

If convenient, martial music (drums muffled, and 

trumpets covered.) 

The Members of the Lodge. 

The Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Senior and Junior Wardens. 

The Past Master. 

The Holy Writings, on a cushion, covered with 

black cloth, carried by the oldest 

Member of the Lodge. 

The Master. 

The Choristers, singing an anthem. 

The Clergyman ; 

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Chief Mourner. 

The other Mourners. 

Two Stewards. 

Tyler. 



no CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

One or two Stewards advance before the proces- 
sion moves to the church-yard, to prevent confusion, 
and to make the necessary preparations. When 
the procession arrives at the grave the following 
exhortation may be given : — 

" Here we view a striking instance of the uncertainty 
of life, and the vanity of all human pursuits. The 
last offices paid to the dead are only useful as 
lectures to the living ; from them we are to derive 
instruction, and consider every solemnity of this 
kind as a summons to prepare for our approaching 
dissolution. 

" Notwithstanding the various mementos of mor- 
tality with which we daily meet, notwithstanding 
death has established his empire over all the 
works of nature, yet through some unaccountable 
infatuation we forget that we are bom to die. 
We go on from one design to another, add hope 
to hope, and lay out plans for the employment of 
many years, until we are suddenly alarmed with 
the approach of death when we least expect him, 
and at an hour which we probably conclude to 
be the meridian of our existence. 

"What are all the externals of majesty, the pride of 
wealth, or charms of beauty, when nature has 
paid her just debt ? Fix your eyes on the last 
scene, and view life stripped of her ornaments, 
and exposed in her natural meanness ; you will 
then be convinced of the futility of those empty 
delusions. In the grave all fallacies are detected. 



XXXIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 1 1 

all ranks are levelled, and all distinctions are 
done away. 

"While we drop the sympathetic tear over the grave 
of our deceased friend, let charity incline us to 
throw a veil over his foibles', whatever they may 
have been, and not withhold from his memory 
the praise that his virtues may have claimed. 
Suffer the apologies of human nature to plead in 
his behalf Perfection on earth has never been 
attained ; the wisest, as well as the best of men 
have erred. His meritorious actions it is our 
duty to imitate, and from his weaknesses we ought 
to derive instruction. 

" Let the present example excite our most serious 
thoughts, and strengthen our resolutions of 
amendment. As life is uncertain, and all earthly 
pursuits are vain, let us no longer postpone the 
important concern of preparing for eternity ; 
but embrace the happy moment, while time and 
opportunity offer, to provide against the great 
change, when all the pleasures of this world shall 
cease to delight, and the reflections of a virtuous 
life yield the only comfort and consolation. Thus 
our expectations will not be frustrated ; nor we 
hurried unprepared into the presence of an all- 
wise and powerful Judge, to whom the secrets 
of all hearts are known, and from whose dread 
tribunal no culprit can escape. 

" Let us, while in this stage of existence, support 
with propriety the character of our profession, 
advert to the nature of our solemnities, and pur- 



112 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

sue with assiduity the secret tenets of our Order. 
Then, with becoming reverence, let us supplicate 
the divine grace, to ensure the favour of that 
eternal Being, whose goodness and power know 
no bound ; that when the awful moment arrives, 
be it soon or late, we may be enabled to pro- 
secute our journey without dread or apprehension 
to that far distant country whence no traveller 
returns. By the light of the divine countenance 
we shall pass, without trembling, through those 
gloomy mansions where all things are forgotten ; 
and at the great and tremendous day of trial and 
retribution, when arraigned at the bar of divine 
justice, let us hope that judgment will be pro- 
nounced in our favour, and that we shall receive 
our reward in the possession of an immortal in- 
heritance, where joy flows in one continued 
stream and no mound can check its course. 

**From time immemorial it has been a custom 
among the Fraternity of Free and Accepted 
Masons, at the request of a Brother on his death- 
bed, to accompany his corpse to the place of in- 
terment, and there to deposit his remains with 
the usual formalities. 

*' In conformity to this usage, and at the special 
request of our deceased Brother, whose memory 
we revere and whose loss we now deplore, we 
have assembled in the character of Masons, to 
resign his body to the earth whence it came, and 
to offer up to his memory before the world the 
last tribute of affection ; thereby demonstrating 



;CXXIII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 1 3 

the sincerity of our past esteem and our in- 
violable attachment to the principles of the 
Order. 

" With proper respect, therefore, to the established 
customs of the country in which we live ; with 
due deference to our superiors in Church and 
State ; and with unlimited good- will to all man- 

: kind, we here appear clothed as Masons, and 
publicly crave permission to express our sub- 

. mission, to. peace and good government, and our 
wish to serve the interests of mankind. Invested 
with the badges of innocence we humbly bow to 
the universal Parent, and implore his blessing 
on every zealous endeavour to promote peace 
and good-will, and pray for perseverance in the 
principles of piety and virtue. 

"The Great Creator having been pleased, out of 
his mercy, to remove our worthy Brother from 
the cares and troubles of a transitory existence 
to a state of eternal duration, and thereby to 
weaken the chain by which we are united man 
to man ; may we who survive him anticipate our 
approaching fate, and be more strongly cemented 
in the ties of union and friendship ; that, during 
the short space allotted to our present existence, 
we may wisely and usefully employ our time, 
and,, in the reciprocal intercourse of kind and 
friendly acts, mutually promote the welfare and 
happiness of each other. 

" Unto the grave we resign the body of our deceased 
friend, there to remain until the general resurrec- 

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114 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OP [CAP. 

tion, in favourable expectation that his immortal 
soul may then partake of joys which have been 
prepared for the righteous from the beginning of 
the world : And may Almighty God of his infinite 
goodness, at the grand tribunal of unbiassed jus- 
tice, extend his mercy towards him, and all of US9 
and crown our hope with everlasting bliss in 
the expanded realms of a boundless eternity : 
This we beg for the honour of his name, to whom 
be glory, now and for ever. Amen. So mote it 
be:' 

Thereafter, the Brethren march round the open 
grave, casting in their flowers or herbs as they pass. 

The procession is then re-formed, and returns in 
inverted order to the Lodge room, where the Brethren 
unclothe and disperse. 

CAP. XXXIV. 

Funeral Lodg^e Service. 

The Officers, and other Brethren taking part in 
the ceremony, having met, a procession will be 
formed, and thereafter move off in the following 
order to the hall, the organ playing "The Dead 
March in Saul " : — 

Tyler, with sword. 
Light Bearer. Light Bearer. 

Marshal. 

Six Stewards, two and two, with white rods. 

Director of Ceremonies. 

Bard. Architect. 



XXXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 1 5 

Chaplain. 

Junior Deacon. 

Senior Deacon. 

Secretary. 

Treasurer. 

Senior Warden. Junior Warden. 

Bible-Bearer and Mallet. 

Past Master. 

Depute Master. Substitute Master. 

Six Stewards, two and two, with white rods. 

Marshal. 

Light Bearer. 

Light Bearer. Light Bearer. 

Stewards with rods. 

A table is furnished, on which is displayed the 
insignia of the late Brother. 

The Lodge is then opened by the Right Worship- 
ful Master in the Third Degree. 

The organ, assisted by an efficient choir, will play 
solemn music, 

^'^ Dead March in 5d!«/."— HANDEL. 
Service. 
Prayer, 
Chaplain, — "Most Glorious God, Author of all 
good, and Giver of all mercy, pour down Thy 
blessings upon us, and strengthen all our solemn 
engagements with the ties of fraternal affection. 
Let this striking instance of mortality remind us 
of our approaching fate, and so fit and prepare 
us for that awful period whenever it may arrive, 
that, after our departure hence, in peace and in 



Il6 - CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Thy fkvour, we may be received into Thy Ever- 
lasting Kingdom. — Amen" 

GRAND HONOURS. 

Selection from Requiem — M OZART — O rgan. 

Anthem. 

Holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was, and is, 

and is to come. 
Who shall not glorify Thy name, for Thou only art 

holy, Thou only art the Lord. 

Service with responses, chanted by the Choir^ 
assisted by the Brethren, 

Master, — What man is he that liveth and shall not 

see death .f^ Shall he deliver his soul from the 

hand of death ? 
Brethren. — Man walketh in a vain shadow, he 

heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall 

gather them. 
Master. — When he dieth, he shall carry nothing 

away ; his glory shall not descend after him. 
Brethren. — Naked we came into the world, and 

naked we must return. The Lord gave, and the 

Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the Name of 

the Lord. 

Anthem — Luther — Choir, four voices. 

[This anthem with the alteration only of the name, was sung at the 
Funeral Grand Lodge held in honour of St Clair of Rosslyn, the 
last Hereditary Grand Master Mason of Scotland, Anno 1778.] 

Frail man ! how like the meteor's blaze, 
How evanescent are thy days : 
Protracted to its longest date, 
How short the time indulg'd by fate. 



XXXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. I17 

No force death's potent arm can brave ; 
Nor wisdom's self elude the grave : 
Where'er our various journe)^ tend 
To this we soon or late descend. 

Thither from mortal eyes retired, 
Though oft beheld and still admir'd, 
. . . . to dust his claim resigns, 
And in sublimer regions shines. 

Let us, whom ties fraternal bind 
Beyond the rest of human kind, 
Like . . . live, like . . . die, 
Then join the Eternal Lodge on high. 

Service with Respomes. 

Master. — Let me die the death of the righteous, 

and let my last end be like his. 
Brethren. — God is our God for ever and ever ; He 

will be our guide even unto death. 

GRAND HONOURS. 

Anthem — Marcello. 
O Lord, our Governor, O how excellent is Thy 

name in all the world. 

The Chaplain here descends from the dais on 
the right of the Master, and preceded by two 
Stewards bearing white rods, walks up to the 
oratory from which he pronounces the oration. 

Elegy — Dr Calcott — Choir, four voices. 
Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear 
That mourns thy exit from a world like this 
Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here 
And stay'd thy progress to the seats of bliss 



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No more confined to groveling scenes of night, 
No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, 
Now would we rather hail thy glorious light 
And trace thy journey to the realms of day. 

Anthem — Handel. 

Waft him, Angels, through the skies, 
Far above yon azure plain ; 
Glorious there like you to rise, 
There like you for ever reign. 

Service with Responses, 

Master, — May we be true and faithful ; and may 
we live and die in love. 

Brethren, — So mote it be. 

Master, — May we always profess what is good ; 
and may we always act agreeably to our pro- 
fession. 

Brethren, — So mote it be. 

Master, — May the Lord bless us and prosper us ; 
and may all our good intentions be crowned with 
success. 

Brethren, — So mote it be. 

Master, — Glory be to God on high ; on earth peace 
and goodwill towards men. 

Brethren, — So mote it be ; now, from henceforth, 
and for evermore. — Amen, 

GRAND HONOURS 

Pr^y^r— Chaplain. 

** Almighty Architect of the Universe, unto the 
grave has been resigned the body of our loving 



XXXIV.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 19 

Brother, to remain until the day of general resur- 
rection. We earnestly pray Thee at that great 
and dreadful day, to extend Thy infinite mercy 
towards all of us, and to crown our felicity with 
everlasting bliss in Thy Heavenly Kingdom. — 
Amen, 

GRAND HONOURS. 

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1 Edinburgh, Metropolitan 

2 Ayrshire 

3 Perthshire, East 

4 Glasgow, City 

5 Inverness-shire 

6 Lanarkshire, Middle Wd 

7 Perthshire, West 

8 East Lothian 

9 Renfrewshire, West 

10 Linlithgowshire 

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13 Fife and Kinross 

14 Lanarkshire, Upper Wd 

15 Berwick and Roxburgh- 

shires 

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18 Aberdeen, City 

19 Elgin and Morayshires 

20 Orkney and Zetland 

21 Wi|;town and ICirkcud- 

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24 Aberdeenshire, East 

26 Ross and Cromarty 

27 Renfrewshire, East 

28 Banffshire 

29 Aberdeenshire, West 

30 Caithness-shire 

32 West India Islands 

33 Jamaica and Greytown 

34 Bermudas 

35 Guayana in Venezuela 

36 All India 

39 Bahamas 

40 Newfoundland 

41 Victoria 

42 South Australia 

43 New South Wales 

44 Trinidad 

45 New Zealand 

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46 Queensland 

48 Cape of Good Hope 

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Note. — In 1846 the Lodges existing within the Three Presidencies 
including Aden, were placed under the jurisdiction of Dr James 
Burness, as " Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons in India. On 
the retirement of that Brother this arrangement ceased, — but it was 
resumed in 1874 under a Commission granted to Brother Captain 
Henry Morland, as " Grand Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of 
All Scottish Freemasonry in India," including Adei^ and the terri- 
tories adjacent thereto. The Commission of Brother tne Honourable 
Mackintosh Balfour, drawn in the same terms as that of his pre- 
decessor, and issued on the retirement of Captain Morland in 1877, 
was confirmed by Grand Lodge in 1878. The Indian Lodges were 
first placed under a Provincial Grand Master, designated of the 
Western Provinces of India and dependencies, in 1836. The Pro- 
vince of Eastern India was erected at a subsequent dale. Nos. 37, 
38, and 51 are absorbed in No. 36. 



XXXVII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 55 

CAP. XXXVII. 

Rulings and Regulations not embodied in the 

Constitution. 

Extracied/rom Grand Lodge Records. 

Confirmation of Minutes.—A Member of 
Grand Lodge having moved, at the preceding 
Quarterly Communication, that it be considered 
"What meaning is to be attached to the confirma- 
tion of minutes," the Grand Lodge unanimously 
ruled that confirmation of minutes implied that the 
res gestcB of a previous meeting had been correctly 
recorded, — and NOT, that the questions discussed 
and disposed of at such former meeting could be 
opened up at the succeeding one, when the minutes 
were read. — November 3, 185 1. 

Rights of the Lodge of Kilwinning. — 
Mother Kilwinning possesses no exclusive or peculiar 
rights or privileges, qua " Mother Kilwinning," other 
than — I. Being at the head of the Roll of the Grand 
Lodge. 2. Having her intrants recorded in Grand 
Lodge Books at a reduced rate. 3. Her Right 
Worshipful Master being ipso facto Provincial 
Grand Master of Ayrshire. — August 6, i860. 

In and Out-door Ceremonies. — The Grand 
Director of Ceremonies shfill take the sole charge 
of arranging the Grand Office- Bearers and Mem- 
bers and superintend the details of all ceremonies 
of Grand Lodge within any building where it may 
happen to meet. The Grand Marshal shall form 



156 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

and superintend processions of Grand Lodge and 
such Daughter Lodges, etc., as may accompany 
her at laying foundation-stones, or other meetings, 
outside of any building where Grand Lodge may 
happen to be for the time. — November 6, 1862. 

Mourning. — Masters, Past-Masters, Wardens* 
and other Office-Bearers of Lodges : The jewels 
to be covered with black crape. Three black 
rosettes to be worn upon the apron. All other 
Master Masons: Three black crape rosettes upon 
the apron. Fellow Craft and Entered Appren- 
tices : Two black crape rosettes on lower part of 
the apron. The whole to wear white gloves. — 
January 10, 1864. 

Erection of Lodges by Dispensation. — Pro- 
vincial Grand Masters abroad may erect new 
Lodges by dispensation. Such dispensations can 
only be cancelled by Grand Lodge. — February 2, 

1874- 
Physical Disqualifications.— The totally 

blind and the deaf and dumb are inadmissible. 
Lodges are allowed to exercise their own discre*- 
tion as to the initiation of Candidates who are mu- 
tilated in, or minus, a limb. — February 6, 1878. 

Belief in God. — Having had its attention 
directed by Grand Secretary to the recent change 
in the Constitution of the Grand Orient of France 
whereby a profession of belief in Almighty God, 
the Great Architect of the Universe, and the im- 
mortality of the soul is not exacted of candidates 
for admission as Freemasons, and having maturely 



XXXVII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 57 

considered the same, instructs Grand Secretary to 
intimate to the Grand Orient of France that, should 
it be the case that such a radical change in the 
fundamental principles of Ancient Freemasonry 
has indeed been expressed by that Grand Body, 
Grand Committee will be under the necessity of 
recommending to Grand Lodge to sever the fra- 
ternal relations that have for so long a period sub- 
sisted between it and the Grand Orient of France. 
—May 6, 1878. 

Masonic Benefit Societies.— Lodges hav- 
ing Benefit Societies connected therewith are 
instructed to make such alterations upon their 
bye-laws and practice as will admit every duly 
constituted member of the Lodge, not lying under 
any Masonic disability, to vote, or to be eligible 
for office at the election of Office-B carers. The 
Grand Lodge recommends all Lodges having 
Benefit Societies to be very careful in keeping the 
funds of the Lodge perfectly separate and distinct 
from those of the Society. — May 6, 1878* 

The Issue of Diplomas may be Suspended. 
— Diplomas may be withheld from Lodges two or 
more years in arrear of Grand Lodge dues. — May 
6, 1878. 

Chairmen of Committees.— The Chairman of 
the Finance Committee shall be appointed by Grand 
Committee, and the Brother first named on each 
of the other Committees shall be Chairman for the 
year. — March 27, 1879. 

The Ballot. — Lodges in the Colonies and in 



IS8 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

foreign parts may enact that two black balls shall 
exclude a candidate. — May i, 1879. 

Qualifications of Provincial Grand Lodge 
Officers. — Provincial Grand Office-Bearers, com- 
missioned and elective, must be Master Masons, 
hailing from Lodges and having a residence within 
the province, but not necessarily Masters, Imme- 
diate Past Masters, or Wardens of Lodges in the. 
province. — May i, 1879. 

Proxy Master's Commission.— No Lodge 
standing on the Roll as represented in Grand 
Lodge can cancel a Proxy Commission within a 
shorter period than one year from the date on 
which it was granted. — May i, 1879. 

Manner of Election of Grand Committee. 
— In the circular intimating the Quarterly Com- 
munication for November annually a paragraph 
shall be introduced, reminding Members of Grand 
Lodge that the election of Members of Grand Com- 
mittee, in room of those who retire, falls to take 
place at the Quarterly Communication in February. 
It shall be further stated that qualified Members of 
Grand Lodge wishing to nominate Brethren for 
election shall send to the Grand Secretary a written 
nomination on or before the i Sth day of January ; 
such nomination to be signed by the proposer and 
seconder — their full designations, as also that of 
the Member proposed, being given. The Grand 
Secretary shall thereafter make up and get printed 
a list of parties who were duly proposed, and issue 
it with the circular calling the Quarterly Coramuni- 



XXXVII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. 1 59 

cation for February. The election shall be by show 
of hands. — May i, 1879. 

Filling Vacancies in Grand Committee. — 
The election of Members to fill vacancies caused 
by death; resignation, or disqualification, between 
the dates of election by Grand Lodge, shall lie with 
the remaining Members of Committee. Such in- 
terim appointments to last until the date of next 
annuaj election. The interim members to be eli- 
gible for re-election. — May i, 1879. 

Masonic Burial.— A Lodge may wear its 
regalia at the funeral of a deceased Brother. — 
August 7, 1879. 

Tenure of Office in Provincial Grand 
Lodges. — The law prohibiting the holding of the 
same office in Grand Lodge longer than two years 
consecutively shall apply also to the corresponding 
elective Office-Bearers of Provincial Grand Lodges. 
— August 7, 1879. 

Precedence of Installed Past Masters. — 
In the absence of the Right Worshipful Master of a 
Lodge, the Immediate Past Master or any other 
Installed Past Master shall officiate in his stead. — 
May 6, 1880. 

Discretionary Powers to Grand Secre- 
tary. — Questions affecting Lodges in the Colonies 
and in foreign parts in regard to which it is unde- 
sirable that a literal interpretation of the Constitu- 
tion and Laws be given, may be dealt with by the 
Grand Secretary. — May 6, 1880. 

Bye-laws for Provincial Grand Lodges.— 



l6o CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF [CAP. 

Provincial Grand Lodges are empowered to 
frame such Bye-laws, in accordance with the Con- 
stitution and Laws of Grand Lodge, as may be 
necessary. Such Bye-laws shall not be valid until 
submitted to and approved by Grand Lodge. — 
August 5, 1 88a 

India. — When the occasion arises for the ap- 
pointment of a new Provincial Grand Master of 
All Scottish Freemasonry in India, he shall be 
designated and have a patent or commission 
granted as "Proxy Grand Master of India." — 
November 4, 1878. The Grand Master of All Scot- 
tish Freemasonry in India is empowered (i) from 
time to time to appoint by special commission pro- 
perly qualified Brethren to officially visit such 
Lodges within his Masonic jurisdiction as it maybe 
impossible or inconvenient for himself, his Depute 
or Substitute, to visit annually, as directed by the 
Constitution ; and (2) to instruct that such officers 
of the said Grand Lodge as may not have been 
formally installed at a meeting of the Grand Lodge 
be recognised and received in Daughter Lodges in 
the same manner as if they had been formally in- 
ducted into office, provided always that such un- 
installed officers have taken the oath of fidelity, 
as directed by the Grand Master, and are acting 
under the instructions of, and representing, the 
Grand Master and Grand Lodge of All India. — 
August 5, 1880. 

New South Wales. — The District Grand Lodge 
of New South Wales is empowered to regulate the 



XXXVII.] THE GRAND LODGE OF SCOTLAND. l6l 

action of its Lodges in regard to its resolution "That 
it is undesirable that any Brother other than one 
who has been regularly elected to the position of 
Right Worshipful Master, or one who has previously 
occupied that position, shall preside at the cere- 
monial of conferring degrees of Freemasonry." — 
November 4, 1880. 

Business before Grand Committee.— No 
business shall be taken up and considered by Grand 
Committee which has not been notified in the 
circular calling the meeting, except such as may be 
intimated subsequent to the printing of the billet, 
and requires immediate attention. — February 5, 
1880. 

Demits. — It is optional to Lodges to grant 
Demits. — February 5, 1880. 

The Constitution and Laws.— All Members 
of the Grand Lodge, all Subordinate Lodges, and 
the Brethren at large are enjoined and commanded 
to provide themselves with copies of the Constitu- 
tion and Laws as printed and published by authority 
of the Grand Lodge. — November 2, 1835. 

Trustees of Grand Lodge.— All Heritable 
Property belonging to the Grand Lodge shall be 
held in name of Trustees. — November 2, 1857. 

The Mark.— This step, although held by the 
Grand Lodge to be the second part of the Fellow 
Craft Degree, shall only be conferred on Master 

L 



l62 CONSTITUTION AND LAWS. [CAP. XXXVII. 

Masons, and the secrets shall only be communi- 
cated in presence of those who have taken the 
degree either from a Lodge or Chapter entitled to 
grant it. — November 5, 1 860. The fee for Initiation 
covers the Mark as being a section of the Second 
Degree. — August 4, 1881. 

Test of Membership in Provincial Grand 
Lodges. — A Provincial Grand Lodge is em- 
powered to levy annually from its Office-Bearers 
and Members such fees as a test of Membership as 
may be determined by each Provincial Grand 
Lodge and sanctioned by Grand Lodge. — August 
4, 1 88 1. 

Prohibition of Masonic Lotteries. — Lot- 
teries in connection with Lodges are prohibited, — 
and Petitions for Subscriptions to aid the funds 
of Daughter Lodges can only be issued under the 
sanction of Grand Committee. — August 4, 188 1. 

Alteration of Bye-Laws.— All alterations of 
a Lodge's Bye-Laws must, before taking effect, have 
been confirmed by the Provincial Grand Lodge or 
by Grand Lodge or Grand Committee. — August 4, 
1881. 



APPENDIX 



APPENDIX. 165 



The Grand Lodge 

Was instituted on Tuesday, 30th November 1736, at 
a meeting held in Mary's Chapel, Niddry's Wynd 
Edinburgh, by the Masters and Wardens or Proxy- 
Masters and Proxy-Wardens of the following 
Lodges, viz., — Mary's Chapel, Kilwinning, Canon- 
gate Kilwinning, Kilwinning Scots Arms, Kilwinning 
Leith, Kilwinning Glasgow, Cupar of Fife, Linlith- 
gow, Dunfennline, Dundee, Dalkeith, Aitchison's 
Haven, Selkirk, Inverness, Leshmahagow, Saint 
Bride's at Douglas, Lanark, Hamilton, Dunse, 
Kirkcaldy, Journeymen Masons of Edinburgh, 
Kirkintilloch, Biggar, Sanquhar, Peebles, Glasgow 
St Mungo, Greenock, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Mary- 
burgh, Canongate and Leith, Leith and Canongate, 
Montrose. The First Quarterly Communication 
was held on 12th January, 1737. 

The Constitution and Laws, embodied into a 
code between the years 1765 and 1801 and 
published as an appendix to a masonic work in 
1804, were subsequently and at different periods 
subjected to revision with a view to their being 
printed in a separate form for the guidance of the 
Brethren. This was accomplished in 1836, and 
there have been editions issued in 1848, 1863, 1866, 
1868, 1871, 1874, 1879, and 1881. 

The foundation-stone of Freemasons' Hall was 
laid on 24th June 1858. The Hall was consecrated 
24th February 1859. 



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APPENDIX. 



Military Lodg^es Formerly Existing:. 



No. 



58 
63 

73 
92 

97 
100 

lOI 

106 
108 
121 



Name. 



132 

137 
147 

156 

158' i 



168 
188 

197 
211 
258 
260 



Duke of Norfolk's 12th Regiment 
General Husk's Welsh Fusiliers 
White's 32d Regiment 
Prince of Wales from Edinburgh, 

71st Regiment 
Hooker St John, 70th Regiment 
Fort George, 31st Regiment 
King George III. , 56th Regiment 
Duke of \ ork's 64th Regiment 
St George, 31st Raiment 
Union, Majoribanlcs Regiment 
in the service of the States 
General of the United Provin- 
ces (Holland) - - - 
Colonel Wedderburn's, 22d 
Regiment (changed to Moriah) 
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 
United 4th or King's Own Regi- 
ment 

St Patrick Royal Arch, 43d 

Regiment 
St Andrew Royal Arch, Scots 
Greys or Royal North British 
Dragoons - - - - 
Unity, 17th Regiment 
Queen's 7th Dragoons 
St Andrew, 80th Regiment 
Royal Arch Union, 3d Dragoons 
St John Military, Argyle - 
Union Royal Arch, 4th Dra- 
goons - - - r - 



Date of 
Charter. 



1747 
1751 
1754 

1759 

1759 
1760 

1760 

I761 

1761 



1764 

1769 
1767 

1769 

1769 



1770 
I771 
1776 
1769 
1785 
1795 

1796 



Date 

when 

cut oflF. 



1809 
1809 
1809 

1809 
1809 
1852 
1809 
1816 
1816 



1809 

1809 
1816 

1809 

1816 



1816 
1816 
1816 
1816 
1852 
1809 



APPENDIX. 167 

Military Lodges formerly Existing — continued. 



No. 


Name. 


Date of 
Charter. 


Date 

when 

cut off. 


274 


Orange, 51st Regiment - 


180I 




278 


Aboyne, North British Militia - 


1799 


1^37 


289 


Royal Thistle, ist Raiment - 


1808 


1852 


310 


St Andrew, 42d Regiment 


1811 


1848 


3" 


Fifeshire Militia - - - 


1811 


1837 


320 


St Cuthbert, Durham Militia - 


1813 


1848 


328 


Geoi^ge William, 94th Regiment 


1830 


i860 


373 


Star m the East, Turkish Con- 








tingent 


1856 


1864 



Note.— '^os. 20^ and 225, still on the Roll, were ori8:inally 
Military Lodges — tne former being designated Ayr and Renfrew 
Militia St Pa^, and the latter Foifar and Kincardine Militia. 



i68 



APPENDIX. 



Patrons of Freemasonry in Scotland. 

GEORGE PRINCE OF WALES (GEORGE IV.) 

WILLIAM IV 

ALBERT EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES. . 



X. 
2. 

3. 
4. 

5 
6. 

7- 
8. 

9. 
10. 
II. 

12. 

14. 

IS. 

16. 

17. 

18. 

19. 

20. 

21. 
22. 

23. 
24. 

as- 



Grand Master Masons of Scotland.^ 

William St Clair of Roslin, 

George, third and last Earl of Cromarty, . ' 

John, third Earl of Kintore, 

James, fifteenth Earl of Morton, . 

Thomas, seventh Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, 

Alexander, fifth Earl of Leven, . 

William, fourth and last Earl of Kilmarnock, . 

James, fifth Earl of Wemyss, 

James, seventh Earl of Moray, . 

Henry David, sixth Earl of Buchan, . 

William Nisbet of Dirleton, ... 

The Hon. Francis Charteris of Amisfield, after 

wards sixth Earl of Wemyss, . 
Hugh Seton of Touch, .... 
Thomas, Lord Erskine, only surviving son of John 

eleventh Earl of Marr, attainted in 1715, 
Alexander, tenth Earl of Eglinton, 
James, Lord Boyd, .... 

George Drummond, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 
Charles Hamilton Gordon, Advocate, 
James, Master of Forbes, afterwards sixteenth Baron 

Forbes, ...... 

Sholto Charles, Lord Aberdour, afterwards sixteenth 

Earl of Morton, ..... 
Alexander, sixth Earl of Galloway, 
David, sixth Earl of Leven, 
Charles, fifth Earl of Elgin, and fourteenth of Kin 

cardine, ...... 

John, seventh Earl of Kellie, 

James Stewart, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, . 



1804-29 
1830-36 
1871 



1736 
1737 
1738 

1739 
1740 
1741 
1742 

1743 
1744 
1745 
1746 

1747 
1748 

1749 
1750 

1751 
1752 
1753 

I7S4 

1755-56 
1757-58 
1759-60 

1761-62 

1763-64 
1765-66 



APPENDIX. 169 

36. Gborgb, eighth Earl of Dalhousie, . . . 1767-68 

27. Lieutenant-General James Adolphus Oughton, . 1769-70 

28. Patrick, fifth Earl of Dumfries, . . . 1771-72 

29. John, third Duke of Athole, .... 1773 

30. David Dalrymplk, afterwards Lord Westhall, . 1774-75 

31. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, Baronet, . . 1776-77 

32. John, fourth Duke of Athole, .... 1778-79 

33. Alexander, sixth Earl of Balcarres, . . . 1780-81 

34. David, sixth E^rl of Buchan, .... 1782-83 

35. George, Lord Haddo, ..... 1784-85 

36. FrancisCharteris, younger of Amisfield, Lord Elcho 1786-87 

37. Francis, seventh Lord Napier, .... 17.88-89 

38. George, seventeenth Earl of Morton, . . . 1790-91 

39. George, Marquis of Huntly, afterwards fourth Duke of 

Gordon, ....... 1792-93 

40. William, Earl of Ancrum, afterwards sixth Marquis of 

Lothian, ....... 1794-95 

41. Francis, Lord Doune, afterwards ninth Earl of Moray, 1796-97 

42. Sir James Stirling, Baronet, Lord Provost of Edin- 

burgh, ....... 1798-99 

43. Charles William, Earl of Dalkeith, afterwards seventh 

Duke of Buccleuch, ..... 1800-01 

44. George, fifth Earl of Aboyne, . " . . . 1802-03 

45. George, fifth Earl of Dalhousie, . . . 1804-05 

46. Francis, Earl of Moira, afterwards first Marquis of 

Hastings, ...... 1806-07 

47. The Hon. William Ramsay Maule of Panmure, 

M.P., afterwards first Lord Panmure, . . 1808-09 

48. James, second Earl of Rosslyn, .... i8io-n 

49. Robert, Viscount Duncan, afterwards second Earl of 

Camperdown, . . , , . . 1812-13 

50. James, fourth Earl of Fife, .... 1814-15 

51. Sir John Marjoribanks of Lees, Baronet, M.P., . 1816-17 

52. George, eighth Marquis of Tweeddale, . . . 1818-19 

53. Alexander, tenth Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, . 1820-21 

54. George William, seventh Duke of Argyle, . . 1822-23 

55. John, Viscount Glenorchy, afterwards second Marquis 

of Breadalbane, ...... 1824-25 

56. Thomas Robert, tenth Earl of Kinnoul, . . 1826 

57. Francis, Lord Elcho, now eighth Earl of Wemyss and 

March, , . , . . , 1827-29 



lyo APPENDIX. 

58. Georgb William, ninth Baron Kinnaird and Ros^e, . 1830-31 

59. Henry David, twelfth Earl of Buchan, . . 1832 

60. William Alexander, Marquis of Douglas and Oydes- 

dale, afterwards eleventh Duke of Hamilton and 
Brandon, ...... X833-34 

61. Alexander Edward, Visconnt Fincastle, afterwards 

sixth E^l of Dunmore, .... 1835 

62. James Andrew, Lord Ramsay, afterwards tenth Earl 

and first Marquis of Dalhousie, . . . 1836-37 

63. Sir James Forrest of Comiston, Baronet, Lord Pro- 

vost of Edinburgh, ..... 1838-39 

64. George William, eleventh Earl of Rothes, . . 1840 

65. Lord Frederick Fitz-Clarence, . . . 1841-42 

66. George Augustus Frederick John, Lord Glenlyon, 

. afterwards sixth Duke of Athole, . . . 1843-63 

67. John Whyte Melville of Behnochy and Strath- 

kinness, . ....'. 1864-66 

68. Fox M AULB, eleventh Earl of Dalhousie, . . 1867-69 

69. Francis Robert, fourth Earl of Rosslyn, . . 1870-72 

70. Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stew ARTof Greenock and 

Blackhall, Baronet, ' . . . . . 187 



APPENDIX. '1 7 1 

The Ancient Charges of Free and Accepted 

Masons. 

I. CONCERNING GOD AND RELIGION. 
A Mason is obliged, by his tenure, to obey the moral 
law ; and if he rightly understand the art he will never be 
a stupid atheist nor an irreligious libertine. He, of all 
men, should best understand that God seeth not as man 
seeth ; for man looketh at the outward appearance, but 
God looketh to the heart. A mason is, therefore, particu- 
larly bound never to act against the dictates of his 
conscience. Let a man's religion or mode of worship be 
what it may, he is not excluded from the order, provided 
he believe in the glorious Architect of heaven and earth, 
and practise the sacred duties of morality. Masons unite 
with the virtuous of every persuasion in the firm and 
pleasing bond of fraternal love ; they are taught to view 
the errors of mankind with compassion, and to strive, by 
the purity of their own conduct, to demonstrate the 
superior excellence of the faith they may profess. Thus 
masonry is the centre of union between good men and 
true, and the happy means of conciliating friendship 
amongst those who must otherwise have remained at a 
perpetual distance. 

II. OF THE CIVIL MAGISTRATE, SUPREME AND 

SUBORDINATE. 

A mason is a peaceable subject to the civil powers, 
wherever he resides or works, and is never to be concerned 
in plots and conspiracies against the peace and welfare of 
the nation, nor to behave himself undutifully to inferior 
magistrates. He is cheerfully to conform to every lawful 
authority ; to uphold, on every occasion, the interest of 
the community, and zealously promote the prosperity of 
his own country. Masonry has ever flourished in times 
of peace and been always injured by war, bloodshed, and 
confusion ; so that kings and princes, in every age, have 
been much disposed to encourage the craftsmen on account 
of their peaceabjeness and loyalty, whereby they practi' 



172 APPENDIX. 

cally answer the cavils of their adversaries and promote 
the honour of the fraternity. Craftsmen are bound by 
peculiar ties to promote peace, cultivate harmony, and live 
m concord and brotherly love. 

III. OF LODGES. 

A lodge is a place where freemasons assemble to work, 
and to instruct and improve themselves in the mysteries of 
the antient science. In an extended sense it applies to 
persons as well as to place ; hence every regular assembly 
or duly organised meeting of masons is called a lodge. 
Every brother ought to belong to some lodge, and be subject 
to its bye-laws and the general regulations of the craft. A 
lodge may be either general or particular, as will be best 
understood by attending it, and there a knowledge of the 
established usages and customs of the craft is alone to be 
acquired. From antient times no master or fellow could 
be absent from his lodge, especially when warned to 
appear at it, without incurring a severe censure, unless it 
appeared to the master and wardens that pure necessity 
hindered him. 

The persons made masons or admitted members of a 
lodge must be good and true men, free-born and of 
mature and discreet age and sound judgment, ilo bond- 
men, no women, no immoral or scandalous men, but of 
good report. 

IV. OF MASTERS, WARDENS, FELLOWS, AND 

APPRENTICES. 

All preferment among masons is grounded upon real 
worth and personal merit only ; that so the lords may 
well be served, the brethren not put to shame, nor the 
royal craft despised ; therefore no master or warden is 
chosen by seniority, but for his merit. It is impossible 
to describe these things in writmg, and therefore every 
brother must attend in his place, and learn them in a way 
peculiar to this fraternity. Candidates, may, neverthe- 
less, know, that no master should take an apprentice 
unless he has sufficient employment for him ; and unless 
he be a perfect youth, having no maim or defect 
in his body that may render him incapable of learning 



APPENDIX. t73 

the art, of serving his master's lord, and of being made a 
brother, and then a fellow-craft in due time, after he has 
served such a term of years as the custom of the country 
directs ; and that he should be descended of honest parents ; 
that so, when otherwise qualified, he may arrive to the 
honour of "being the warden, and then the master of the 
lodge, the grand warden, and at length the grand master 
of all the lodges, according to his merit. 

No brother can be a warden until he has passed the 
part of a fellow-craft, nor a master until he has acted as a 
warden, nor grand warden until he has been master of a 
lodge, nor grand master unless he has been a fellow-craft 
before his election, who is also to be nobly bom, or a 
gentleman of the best fashion, or some eminent scholar, 
or some curious architect, or other artist, descended of 
honest parents, and who is of singularly great merit in 
the opinion of the lodges. And for the better, and 
easier, and more honourable discharge of his office, the 
grand master has a power to choose his own deputy grand 
master, who must then be, or have formerly been, the 
master of a particular lodge, and who has the privilege 
of acting whatever the grandmaster, his principal, should 
act, unless the said principal be present, or interpose his 
authority by letter. 

These rulers and governors supreme and subordinate, 
of the antient lodge, are to be obeyed in their respective 
stations by all the brethren, according to the old charges 
and regulations, with all humility, reverence, love, and 
alacrity. 

V. OF THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CRAFT IN 

WORKING. 

All masons shall work honestly on working days, that 
they may live creditably on holy days ; and the time 
appointed by the law of the land, or confirmed by custom, 
shall be observed. 

The most expert of the fellow-craftsmen shall be chosen 
or appointed the master or overseer of the lord's work ; 
who is to be called master by those that work under him. 
The craftsmen are to avoid all ill language, and to call 



174 APPENDIX. 

each other by no disobliging name, but brother or fellow; 
and to behave themselves courteously within and without 
the lodge. 

The master, knowing himself to be able of cunning, 
shall undertake the lord's work as reasonably as possible, 
and truly dispend his goods as if they were his own ; nor 
to give more wages to any brother or apprentice than he 
really may deserve. 

Both the master and the masons receiving their wages 
justly, shall be faithful to the lord, and honestly finish 
their work, whether task or journey ; nor put the work 
to task that hath been accustomed to journey. 

None shall discover envy at, the prosperity of a brother, 
nor supplant him, nor put him out of his work, if he be 
capable to finish the same ; for no man can finish 
another's work so much to the lord's profit, unless he 
be thoroughly acquainted with the designs and draughts 
of him that began it. 

When a fellow-craftsman is chosen warden of the 
work under the master, he shall be true both to master 
and fellows, shall carefully oversee the work in the 
master's absence, to the lord's profit; and his brethren 
shall obey him. 

All masons employed shall meekly receive their wages 
^^nthout murmuring or mutiny, and not desert the master 
till the work be finished. 

A younger brother shall be instructed in working, to 
prevent spoiling the materials for want of. judgment, and 
for increasing and continuing of brotherly love. 

All the tools used in working shall be approved by the 
grand lodge. 

No labourer shall be employed in the proper work of 
masonry j nor shall freemasons work with those that are 
not free, without an urgent necessity; nor shall they 
teach labourers and unaccepted masons, as they should 
teach a brother or fellow. 

VI. OF BEHAVIOUR, vh. 

I. /;/ the lodge while constituted. — You are not 
to hold private committees, or separate conversation, 



APPENDIX. 175 

without leave from the master, nor to talk of anything 
impertinently or unseemly, nor interrupt the master or 
wardens, or any brother speaking to the master : nor 
behave yourself ludicrously or jestingly while the lodge is 
engaged in what is serious and solemn ; nor use any 
unbecoming language upon any pretence whatsoever ; but 
to pay due reverence to your master, wardens, and 
fellows, and put them to worship. If any. complaint 
be brought, the brother found guilty shall stand to the 
award and determination of the lodge, who are the proper 
and competent judges of all such controversies (unless you 
carry them by appeal to the grand lodge), and to whom 
they ought to be referred, unless a lord's work be hindered 
the meanwhile, in which case a particular reference may 
be made ; but you must never go to law about what con- 
cemeth masonry, without an absolute necessity apparent 
to the lodge. 

2. After the lodge is over^ and the brethren not 
gone, — You may enjoy yourselves with innocent 
mirth, treating one another according to ability, but 
avoiding all excess, or forcing any brother to eat or drink 
beyond his inclination, or hindering him from going when 
his occasions call him, or doing or saying anything offen- 
sive, or that may forbid an easy and free conversation ; 
for that would blast our harmony, and defeat our laudable 
purposes. Therefore no private piques or quarrels must 
be brought within the door of the lodge, far less any 
quarrels about religion, or nations, or state policy, we 
being only, as masons, of the universal religion above- 
mentioned ; we are also of all nations, tongues, kindreds, 
and are resolved against all politics, as what never yet 
conduced to the welfare of the lodge, nor ever will. 

3. When brethren meet without strangers^ but 
not in a lodge formed, — You are to salute one 
another in a courteous manner, as you will be instructed, 
calling each other brother, freely giving mutual instruction 
as shall be thought expedient, without being overseen or 
overheard, and without encroaching upon each other, or 
derogating from that respect which is due to any brother. 



176 APPENDIX. 

were he not a mason; for though all masons are, as 
brethren, upon the same level, yet masonry takes no 
honour from a man that he had before ; nay, rather it adds 
to his honour, especially if he has deserved well of the 
brotherhood, who must give honour to whom it is due, 
and avoid ill manners. 

4. In presence of strangers not masons. — You 
shall be cautious in your words and carriage, that the most 
penetrating stranger shall not be able to discover or find 
out what is not proper to be intimated ; and sometimes 
you shall divert a discourse, and manage it prudently for 
the honour of the worshipful fraternity. 

5. At home and in your neighbourhood, — You are 
to act as becomes a moral and wise man ; particularly not 
to let your family, friends, and neighbours know the 
concerns of the lodge, etc., but wisely to consult your 
own honour, and that of your antient brotherhood, for 
reasons not to be mentioned here. You must also consult 
your health by not continuing together too late or too 
long from home after lodge hours are past ; and by 
avoiding of gluttony or drunkenness, that your families be 
not neglected or injured, nor you disabled from working. 

6. Towards a strange brother. — You are 
cautiously to examine him in such a method as prudence 
shall direct you, that you may not be imposed upon by an 
ignorant false pretender, whom you are to reject with 
contempt and derision, and beware of giving him any 
hints of knowledge. But if you discover him to be a true 
and genuine brother, you are to' respect him accordingly ; 
and if he is in want you must relieve him if you can, or 
else direct him how he may be relieved. You must 
employ him some days, or else recommend him to be 
employed. But you are not charged to do beyond your 
ability ; only to prefer a poor brother that is a good man 
and true before any other poor people in the same 
circumstances. 

Finally. — All these charges you are to observe and also 
those that shall be communicated to you in another way ; 
cultivating brotherly love, the foundation and cape-stone, 



APPENDIX. 177 

the cement and glory, of this antient fraternity, avoiding 
all wrangling and quarrelling, all slander and backbiting, 
nor permitting others to slander any honest brother, but 
defending his character and doing him all good offices, as 
far as is consistent with your honour and safety, and no 
farther. And if any of them do you injury, you must 
apply to your own or his lodge ; and from thence you may 
appeal to the grand lodge, at the quarterly communica- 
tion, as has been the antient laudable conduct of our 
forefathers in every nation; never taking a legal course 
but when the case cannot be otherwise decided, and 
patiently listening to the honest and friendly advice of 
master and fellows, when they would prevent your going 
to law with strangers, or would excite you to put a speedy 
period to all law suits, that so you may find the affair of 
masonry with the more alacrity and success ; but with 
respect to brothers or fellows at law, the master and 
brethren should kindly offer their mediation, which ought to 
be thankfully submitted to by the contending brethren ; and 
if that submission is impracticable, they must, however, 
carry on their process, or law-suit, without wrath and 
rancour (not in the common way), saying or doing nothing 
which may hinder brotherly love and good offices to be 
renewed and continued, that all may see the benign 
influence of masonry, as all true masons have done from 
the beginning of the world, and will do to the end of 
time. 

Amcjt: so mote it be. 



M 



INDEX. 



Accounts of Grand Lodge to be published annually, 7, 9— of Sub- 
ordinate Lodges, to be kept by Treasurer, 94. 

Admission of Members in Subordinate Lodges, 57. 

Admonition of offending Lodge or Brother, 46. 

Affiliation, non-Members seeking advancement must receive, prior 
' to the ceremony, ^9. 

Affiliates not previously recorded in the books of the^ Grand Lodge 
must be returned, and fees paid by Lodge admitting, 59 — are 
not admissible as voters, nor can they be elected to office, 
unless admitted at least three days prior to nomination of 
office-bearers, 6z. 

Affirmation by Lodge on applying for Annual Certificate, 71. 

Age at which a Man may become a Freemason, 57. 

Allegiance to the Grand Lodge, Lodges taken bound in, 55 — so 
are Initiates, ib. 

Annual Certificate to Subordinate Lodges, 70— must be applied for on 
or before 34th June in each year, th» — affirmation by the Master 
and Treasurer on applying for, 71. 

Ancient Charges, summary of, to be read at the Installation of a 
Master, 87 — m extenso : (i) Of God and Religion, 171 — (2) of 
the Civil Magistrate, r^.— (3) of Lodges, 172— (4) of Masters, 
Wardens, Fellows, and Apprentices, S.— (5) the_ management 
of the Craft in Working, 173 — (6) of Behaviour in the Lodge, 
174 — after the Lodge is over, 175 — ^when Brethren meet with 
Strangers, ib. — in presence of non-Masons, 176 — at home and 
in the neighbourhood, ib. — towards a strange Brother, ib.— 
cultivation of Brotherly-love, ib. 

Anthems to be sung at Consecration of a Lodge, 8z, 86 — ^at funeral 
lodge service, 116. 

Appeal, right of, to Grand Lodge, 23, 66— lapses if not exercised 
within one month after sentence, ib. 

Appendix, 163. 

Application for relief from Fund of Benevolence, 16, 21. — for Charter 
to a new Lodge, 50 — ^fot Duplicate Charter, 53 — for Diplomas, 
6-j. 

Appointment of Depute Grand Master and^ Substitute Grand 
Master, 4— of Grand Secretary, Grand Cashier, and Tylers, ter- 
minable at St Andrew's Day, on three months' prior notice, ib. 
— of Grand Stewards, 10 — of Grand Committee, 11 — of Finance 
and other Sub-Committees, 14 — of Proxy Masters and Proxy 
Wardens, 34 — of Honorary MemberSj 39 — Representatives to 
Sister Grand Lodcres, 39 — of Provincial Grand Masters, 42 — 
of Commissioned Officers of Provincial Grand Lodges, 44— of 



INDEX 179 

Proxy I^vincial Grand Masters, ^9 — of Proxy Representatives 
in Foreign and Colonial Provincial Grand Lodges, td.-^o£ a 
Brother to consecrate a new Lodge, 52. 

Apprentice, Entered, the First Degree of Masonry, 2, 52^. 

Aprons of Grand Officers, 76—^ Entered Apprentices, 77 — of 
Fellow-Crafts, td. — Master Masons, id. — Masters and Past- 
Masters, 2*3. 

Architect of the Universe, Great, belief in the, essential to initia- 
tion, 156. 

Arrear of Grand Lodge dues, Members in, are discjualified for 
election to office in Grand Lodge, 4, 11 — Lodges in, not to be 
represented in Grand Lodge, 59 — ^and may he struck off the 
roll, £6. 

Assistance required by Grand Secretary to be paid for by Grand 
Lodge, 8. 

Badges, the, of Freemasonry, not to be worn in public processions 
without special license, 34, 89. 

Ballot for initiation and admission, 58 — three black balls shall 
exclude, id. — in the Colonies two black balls may exclude, 157. 

Bank Account, drafts drawn on the, must be signed by Chairman of 
^ Finance Committee, 14. 

Belief in God^ essential to admission, 156. 

Benefit Societies, Masonic, funds of, to be kept distinct 
from those of the Lod^e, x^6— the management of, not to 
interfere with the Masonic privileges of Members of the Lodge, 
id. 

Benevolence, Fund^ of Scottish Masonic, 15 — solely devoted to 
charity, id. — ^raised by annual contributions and by voluntary 
donations, id. — managed by a Committee of Members of 
Grand Lodge, five a quorum, 16 — ^meetings on last Thursday 
of every month, £5. --non-payment of dues disqualifies from 
sitting on the Committee, id. — ^Applications for grants, how 
made, id. — no Brother relieved unless enrolled two years pre- 
vious to application. 17 — special regulations as to cases arising 
out of shipwreck, loss by fire, etc., id. — Petitions must be 
lodged three days prior to meeting of Committee, id. — ^Appli- 
cants^ not to become pensioners on the fund, 18 — relief may 
be given to applicants under other than the Scottish Con- 
stitution, id. — ^Special Meetings of the Committee provided 
for, id. — Grand Secretary may order temporary relief, 19 — 
revenue of the Fund, how invested. 20 — ^form of petition for 
relief. 21 — Annual Contributions to tne Fund, 79. 

Black Balls, candidates rejected on the appearance of three, 58 — two 
may exclude in Colonial Lodges, 157. 

Blind, tn* totally, are physically disqusdfied for Initiation, 156. 

Boara of Grand Stewards, how constituted, 10— its duties, id. — 
elects its own President and Vice-President, 11. 

Books, uniform set of. to.be kept by Lodges, 62— patterns of, 
kept at Freemasons Hall, id, — must be produced when required 
by Masonic authority, id. 



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Buildings for Masonic purposes must be consecrated, 53— ceremonial 
^ at consecration of, 80. 

Buildings, Grand Lodge, under the care and management of the 
Hall Committee, 15. 

Burial, masonic, regalia may be worn at, 150. 

Business, billet of, coming before Grand Lodge and Grand Com- 
mittee, to be sent to every Member thereof, 7 — Meetings of 
Grand Committee, 14 — Finance Committee, 14 — Benevolent 
Fund Committee, x6-— Grand Lodge, 35 — Provincial Grand 
Lodges, 45, 47. 

Bye-Laws, power of Lodges to make, 62 — must be submitted to 
Provincial Grand Lodge, to the Grand Lodge, or Grand Com- 
mittee, for approbation, ib. — ^when approved and printed, copies 
to be sent^ to Grand Lodge and to the Provincial Grand Lodge, 
ib. — Provincial Grand Lodges may frame, 159 — alteration of, to 
be confirmed, 162. 

Candidates for Office in Grand Lodge, ^, — for Initiation must 
be at le^st eighteen years of age 57, — ot good character, and be 
ballotted for m open lodge, ib. — regulation as to advancement of 
58 — at their Initiation to be obligated to obedience to Grand 
Lodge, ib. 

Cashier, Grand, not subject to annual election, 4 — ^keeps Grand 
Lod^e accounts, 8 — remittances payable in name of, ib. — issues 
receipts, 9 — pa^s accounts when authorised by Finance Com- 
mittee, ib. — periodically lays his accounts before Grand Secre- 
tary, ib. — submits annually complete Abstract of Accounts, 
along with books, etc., to Auditor, ib. — pays funds into Bank, 
ib. — finds security for his intromissions, ib. — in necessary absence 
of Grand Secretary attends to his duties, z^. — salary of, voted 
annually, 2!^.— devotes his whole time to the duties of his office, 
ib. — receives and pays all moneys connected with Benevolent 
Fund and keeps the accounts thereof, ib. — travelling expenses 
allowed to, zo. 

Casting Vote in Grand Lodge to be given by the Grand Master, 
who has no deliberative vote, 28. 

Ceremony at the Consecration of a new Lodge, 80 — as altered, for 
the Consecration of a Masonic Hall or Lodge-room, ib. — at the 
Installivtion of Office-bearers, 86 — at laying of a foundation- 
stone, loi — at the Interment of a Brother, 107 — at a Funeral 
Lodge, 114. 

Ceremonies, Grand Director of, has charge of indoor arrangements 
in connection with all ceremonials of Grand Lodge, 155. 

Certificate of Initiation, Passing, and Raising, not to be granted by 
Subordinate Lodges, 60. 

Chairs of Grand Lodge, regulations as to filling, 26 — Provincial 
Grand Lodees, 49. 

Chairmen of Sub-Committees of Grand Lodge, 157. 

Chaplains, Grand, solemn prayer to be offered up by, at meetings 
of Grand Ix>dge, 10. 

Charges, Ancient, 171. 



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Charity, Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevolence solely devoted to, 

15 — Provincial Grand Lodges may form a fund for, 49 — the 

institution of a fund for, recommended to Subordinate Lodges, 

19, 64. 
Charter of Constitution and Erection, petition for, 50 — ^when 

lost or destroyed may be replaced by an Extract or Working 

Warrant, 53 — transcript of, ib, 
Chartulary of Grand Lodge, Charters to be recorded in, 53. 
Children of deceased Brethren may be relieved by Benevolent 

Fund Committee, 17. 
Clandestine or irregular Lodges not to be recognised, 46, 57, 89. 
Clothing, only that of St John's Masonry can be worn m Grand 

Lodge or in any Subordinate Lodge, 73. 
Colonial Provincial and District Grand Lodges may be represented 

by Proxy in Grand Lodge, 49 — Proxies admissible in, 50. 
Commission, Proxy Master's, 36 — by Grand Lodge in favour of 

Representative to a Sister Grand Lodge, 40 — to a Provincial 

Grand Master, 42 — by a Provincial Grand Master, 45. 
Communications, Grand Lodge, Quarterly, first Thursdays of 

February, May, August, and November, 25— annual, ib, — 

of Provincial Grand Lodges, 47. 
Complaints, Masonic, how preferred, 22, 46. 
Cbnnrmation of Minutes, 155. 

Constituting a new Lodge, petition for, so-^eremonial at, 80. 
Constitution of the Grand Lodge, i. 
Contributions to Fund of Benevolence, 10, 15. 20, 79 — to Grand 

Lodge, 37, 55, 59, 67, 70, 72, 78— to Provincial Grand Lodges, 49, 

— to Subordinate Ix)dges, 57, 64. 
Contumacy, consequences of, 25, 65. 

Convivialty, Funds of Grand Lodge not to be mis-spent upon, 30. 
Correspondence, all, on business relative to the Grand Lodge or 

Freemasonry in general, conducted by Grand Secretary, 7. 
Costume, Brethren not clothed in correct Masonic, may be 

excluded from Grand Lodge, and from Subordinate Lodges, 

73. 
Correspondence with Sister Grand Lodges, 39. 

Deaf and Dumb, the, are inadmissible as candidates. X56. 

Death or resignation of Grand Office-bearers, 5 — of Proxy Masters 
and other Members of Grand Lodge, 35, 38 — of Provincial 

l<1*."Grand Masters, 47 — Members of Grand Committee, 159. 

Degrees of Masonry, 2 — interval of time in conferring, 58— excep- 
tions to rule. ib. 

Demit, certificate of relinquishment of Lodge membership, 60 — 
signed by Master and Secretary of Lodge, ib.^ — countersigned 
under the seal of Grand Lodge by the Grand Secretary, ib, — 
optional to Lodges to grant a, 161. 

Depute Grand Master, the, appointed by the Grand Master, 4 — may 
at any time call a meeting of Grand Lodge, 25— ^presides in 
Grand Lodge in absence of the Grand Master and Past Grand 
Master, 26. 



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Differences among members of Lodges, how adjusted 47. 

Diploma, Grand Lodge, every Brother registered to be furnished 
with, 67— -puts Brethren in possession of every Masonic privi- 
lege, 71 — form of, 72 — Installed Master's, £6. 

Direct supervision of Grand Lodge, lodges in the metr(q>olitan 
district under, 58. 

Disobedience of instructions or laws of Grand Lodge in the case of 
Lodges, 65 — ^members of lodges, H. 

Dbpensation, erection of lodges by, 156. 

District Grand Masters may be appointed, 4a. 

Dormant Lodges may be reponed, 60. 

Dress, full, black with white gloves, to be worn at Masonic 
meetines, 73. • 

Dues payable to Grand Lodge, Table of, 78. 

Edinburgh Province, Lodges in the, debarred from laying founda- 
tion-stones without the sanction of Grand Lodee, 33 — ^petitions 
for charters to, must be signed by twenty-one Master Masons, 
50— under direct supervision of Grand Lodge, 66. 

Election of Office- Bearers of Grand Lodge, 3—^ro re naia meet- 
ings in cases of death or resignation, 5 — of Provincial Grand 
Lodges, 44^of Subordinate Lodges, 6x. 

Emergency Meetings of Grand Lodge, 35-^f Provincial Grand 
Lodges, 48— of Subordinate Lodges, for initiation, 58. 

England. Brethren under the Constitution of, their widows and 
chilaren may obtain relief from Fund of Scottish Masonic 
Benevolence, x8 

Entering. Passing, and Raising^ forms of, may be learned on per- 
sonal application to Grand Secretary, 3. 

Enrolment of Members of Grand Lodge, 34 — of intrants, 59, 67. 

Erasure of Lodges, 37, ^7, 60, 65. 

Erection and Consecration of Lodges, 50 

Estimates for work done for Grand Lodge, z3~cannot be received 
from members of Grand Committee,^ i^. 

Examination of Brethren prior to admission to Grand Lodge, a8— 
of the Books of Daughter Lodges, 62. 

Exhortation at the erave of a deceased Brother, zxo. 

Extract of charter has the same force and validity as the original, 
53-^fee for, ib. 

Expulsion or Suspension of Brethren, 37, 46, 65. 

Fees: enrolment of Proxy Commission, 36 — ^test of Membership 
of Grand Lodge, 37 — Provincial Grand Master's Commission, 
42— Charter, 51 — Duplicate Charterj 53 — enrolment of Intrants 
and for Diploma, 67, — Annual Certificate, 69 — Installed Master's 
Diploma, 72 — Table of, 78. 

Fellow-Craft, the Second Degree in Masonry, a — the Mark is a 
part of the degree of, t5. and z6z. 

Festivals, Grand, regulations anent,^ 3a 

Finance Committee, the, 14 — appointed annually by Grand Com- 
mittee, ib. — consists of five members, three a quorum, ib. — ^has 



INDEX. 183 

supervision of all monies belonging to Grand Lodge, ib. — 
appointment of, subject to approval of Grand Lodge, 15. 

Fine, punishment by, 46. 

Flowers or herbs to be cast into the grave of a deceased Brother, 
114. 

Form of Process before Grand Lodge and Grand Committee, 22. 

Foundation-Stone, preliminary arraneements regarding laying of, 
31— ceremonial at, conducted in the First Degree, loi — order of 
procession at, 102. 

Fraudulent or incomplete returns, penalties attached to the sending 
of, 68. 

Freemasons' Hall, foundation-stone of, laid in 1858, 165 — consecrated 
in 1859, ib. 

Frontispiece — Portrait of the Grand Master, Sir Michael R. Shaw- 
Stewart, Baronet. 

Fund of Scottish Masonic Benevolence, 15. 

Funeral Service, 107 — Lodge, 1x4. 

General Management Committee, 14. 

General Reflations for Subordinate Lodges, 57. 

God, belief m, essential to admission, 156. 

Grand Committsb. composed of Grand^ Master, Depute, and 
Substitute Grana Master, and thirty-six elective members, 11 
— ^five a quorum, ib. — all qualified members of Grand Lodge are 
eligible for election, ib. — non-payment of dues disqualifies 
for election, ib. — twelve Members go out of office annually^, 
ib. — election takes place ^ at Quarterly Communication m 
February each year, 12 — in absence of the three ex officio 
Members, appoints its own Chairman, ib. — is the ordinary ju- 
dicial triounal of Grand Lodge, with delegated powers, ib. — 
reports its transactions for the information and approval or dis- 
approval of Grand Lodge, ib. — Meetings of, when held, 12, 13 — 
manner of nomination and election of, 158. — filling vacancies in, 
159 — ^business before, 161. 

Grand Lodge, Constitution of, x — Qualification of Members and 
Office-bearers of, ib.^ — recognises the Three Degrees of St John's 
Masonry, and the Degree of Installed Master, 2 — Office-bearers, 
of, 3 — nomination of, 4, — are elected and installed on St Andrew's 
Day, 30th November, 5 — the vote at election is by a show 
of hands, ib. — provision made for filling up vacancies in Grand 
Offices, tb. — the elective Grand Officers (Grand Master excepted) 
cannot hold the same post longer than two years consecutively, 
ib. — paid officials, prior to their appointment, undergo an exami- 
nation as to their Masonic qualifications, ib. — the Accounts of, 
are published annually, 7 — Proceedings " of, which embrace 
the Minutes of the Grand Committee, are printed and circulated 
quarterly, ib. — statement of monies received from Lodges pub- 
iLshed quarterly, ib. — appoints Finance and other Sub-commit- 
tees, 14, 15 — form of process before, 22 — jurisdiction of, 
over complamts and diflferences, ib. — judgments ofj not review- 
able by any tribunal whatever, 24 — Business Meetings of, held 



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1 84 INDEX. 

quarterly, and twenty-one members form a quorum, 25 — Special 
Communications may be called by the Grand Master, his Depute 
or Substitute, by the Grand Committee, or at the instance of 
twenty-one duly qualified members of Grsind Lodge, 16. — Mem- 
bers of, admitted by ticket, 26 — reflations for the filling of 
the Throne and the Wardens' chairs m the absence of the Grand 
Master and the Grand Wardens, id, — the giving notices of 
motion, and the discussion of the same, 27 — in cas^s of 
equality of votes, the casting vote is given from the Throne, 28 
— all qualified Members of Grand Lodge (Tylers excepted), 
possess the right to speak and vote upon every question coming 
oefore Grand Ix>dge, id. — visitors may be introduced into, under 
certain restrictions, zi^.^-celebrates the Festival of St Andrew 
in open Lodge, 30 — regulations as to precedence at Meetings 
and Processions of, 72— Masters and Wardens intending per- 
sonally to represent their Lodges in, require to give one month's 
notice of such intention, 34 — regulations anent the presentation 
of Proxy Commissions, 35 — the roll of Members constituting 
the, made up on the first Monday of April in each year, 38 — 
additions to the roll may be made in certain cases, i6. — possesses 
the power to confer the distinction of Honorary Member upon 
distinguished Brethren, 39 — surplus income of, to be applied to 
charitable purposes, 59 — reserves to itself the power of granting 
Diplomas, 71 — the Clothing and Jewels of, described, 73 — 
Table of Dues and Annual Contributions to, 78 — list of Lodges 
holding of, 120 — Confirmation of Minutes of, 155 — Institution 
of, 165 — first Quarterly Communication of, id. 

Grand Master Mason, chief Otfice-Bearer ot Grand Lodge, i — 
elected annually, 3— appoints the Depute Grand Master and 
Substitute Grand Master, 4— period of consecutive service 
unlimited, 5 — the style and title of " Most Worshipful " and 
"Grand Master" belong only to the, 6 — is a member of every 
Lodge under the Scottish Constitution, id. — Chairman of Grand 
Committee, 12 — may at any time call a meeting of Grand Lodge, 
25 — on an equality of votes in Grand Lodge, has the casting, 
but no deliberative vote, 28 — nomination of Honorary Members 
vested in, qg — Jewel, Collar, and Apron of the, 74, 75, 76. 

Grand Master Alasons of Scotland, list of, 168. 

Gratuitous initiations forbidden, 58. 

Grave, address at the, of a deceased Brother, xxo. 

Hall and Buildings Committee, the, appointed annually by Grand 
Committee, 15 — consists of five members, id. — attends to the 
letting of Freemasons' Hall, etc., id. — takes the care and man- 
agement of Grand Lodge property, id. 

Heritable property, rental o^ 1 j — held m the name of the Trustees, i6x. 

Homage, due, to be paid to tne Master of a Lodge after his instal- 
lation, 91. 

Honorary Members of Grand Lodge, 39— Badge of, id. 

Honour^ fees of, 79. 

Hour of Meeting of Grand Lodge, 25. 



INDEX. 185 

In and Out-door Ceremonies of Gfand Lodge, arrangements for 
direction of the, 155. 

India, Provincial Grand Lodge of All, special designation assigned 
to the, 160 — prospective arrangements regarding, ib. — modifica- 
tion of the Constitution in favour of, ib. 

Initiation, age of candidates at, 57 — fees payable before, 58 — proposing 
and bal'oting for, ib. — three black balls to exclude, ib. — gra- 
tuitous forbidden, ib. 

Insignia, Masonic, and Clothing, 73. 

Installation of Grand Officers, 5 — of Provincial Grand Officers, 48— 
of the Office-Bearers of Subordinate Lodges, 62 — Ceremonial 
at, 86. 

Installed Master, Degree of, 2 — on whom conferred, ib. — ritual of, 
^ — diploma of, 72. 

Institution of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, 165 — Lodges taking 
part in the, ib. 

Interim appointment to office in Grand Lodge, 5 — in Grand Com- 
mittee. 159. 

Intrants, enrolment of, in books of Grand Lodge, 67 — annual list 
of, not previously enrolled, certified by Master, Treasurer, and 
Secretary, to be transmitted to Grand Secretary, ib. — Lodges 
failing to transmit returns of, may be suspended, 68 — Lodges 
issuing incomplete or fraudulent returns of, may have charter 
recalled or cancelled, ib. — security to, that their names are 
recorded in Grand Lodge Books, ib. — of Mother Kilwinning 
enrolled at reduced fee, 69. 

Intromissions, security for his, to be found by Grand Cashier, 9. 

Inventory of moveable property to be submitted annually, 13. 

Inverted order, processions return in, after laying a foundation- 
stone, 107 — and from the funeral of a Brother, 114. 

Investment of Office-Bearers of a Lod§je with the insignia of office, 92. 

Ireland, Brethren under the Constitution of, their widows and 
children, may be relieved by the Committee of Benevolent 
Fund, 18. 

Irregular Lodges not to be countenanced, 46, 89. 

Jewels, proper, 73— Honorary, /^.— of Grand Officers, 74 — of Officers 
of Provincial Grand Lodges, 75 — of Subordinate Lodges, 
76. 

Journeymen, the Lodge, the Senior Member out of office of, carries 
the mallet, and the Apprentices carry the working tools, in 
processions in Edinburgh or its neighbourhood, 33. 

Just and Perfect Lodge, how formed, 62. 

Kilwinning, Mother, members of, recorded at a reduced rate, 69 — 
possesses certain other rights, 155. 

Laws and Constitution of Grand Lodge, Sanction to printine, vii. 
—copy of the, must be laid upon the table at election of Lodge 
Office-Bearers 61 — date of the several editions of, 165. 

Laws, Bye, power of enacting by Subordinate Lodges, 62— must be 



1 86 INDEX. 

submitted for approval of Grand Lodge or Provincial Grand 
Lodges, ib, — may be enacted by Provincial Grand Lodges, 

159- 
Letter Book kept by Grand Secretary, 7. 

List, annual, of Office- Bearers of Lodges to be transmitted to Grand 
Secretary, 6i^of intrants, periodical, 67 — annual, ib. 

Lodges, Subordinate, Master and Wardens of, are constituent 
Members of Grand Lodge, x — shall assume and record the 
Grand Master Mason as a Member, 6— must address all their 
communications to Grand Secretary^ tb. — are entitled to receive 
printed copy of " Proceedings of the Grand Lodge," 7 — 
Masters or Proxy Masters of, are Members of Committee of 
Fund of Benevolence, x6— recommended to establish a charity 
fund, 19 — books of, may be called for in connection with peti- 
tions for relief by unregistered Brethren, ib. — majr lay Uieir 
disputes before Grand Lodge or Grand Committee, 22 — 
Masters of, or Proxy Masters, according^ to seniority of their 
respective Lodges entitled to preside in Grand Lodge in 
absence of the Grand Master^ and other Grand Officers, 26 — 
Master and Wardens of, resign their chairs to the Grand 
Officers at Grand Visitations, 20 — cannot lay^ foundation- 
stones without authority of Grand Lodge or Provincial Grand 
Lodges, 32 — in processions^ etc.. Masters and Wardens of, 
rank according to the seniority of their Lodges, 33 — Officers of, 
take precedence of every other Member, tb. — not to appear 
in public in Masonic regalia, nor form processions without 
license, 34 — Masters and Wardens of, intending to represent 
their respective Lodges in Grand Lodge must give notice to 
Grand Secretary, ib. — Proxy Commissions by. must be signed 
on either of St John's days, or at annual Election, ib. — 
must notify Proxy Master and Grand Secretary when Proxy 
Commission is cancelled, ib. — abroad may grant Proxy Com- 
missions at any time, 35 — in the event of death or resignation, 
may elect another Proxy Master, ib. — not to issue bl^k 
Proxy Commissons, 37 — whether represented or not, are com- 
pelled to pay the fees exigible for representation in Grand Lodge^ 
38 — Masters, Immediate Past Masters, and Wardens of, 
are constituent Members of Provincial Grand Lodges, 44 — may 
be suspended for refusal to pay annual contribution fixed by 
Provincial Grand Lodges, 49 — Masters of, may preside in 
Provincial Grand Lodges, ib. — halls to be used by, to be conse- 
crated, 53— restricted to working the Three Degrees of St. 
John's Masonry and the Degree of Installed Master, 56— not, 
as a body, to give countenance to any other order of Masonry 
or to any irregular or suspended or erased Lodge, 57 — not to 
admit candidates under eighteen years of age, /^.— nor 
without full inquiry as to character, ib. — admission by 
ballot, 58 — three black balls to exclude, ib. — gratuitous 
initiation forbidden, ib. — not, unless in cases of emergency, 
to give more than one Degree to a Candidate on the same 
day, ib. — affiliation in the lesser Degree necessary to ad- 



INDEX. 187 

vancement, 59 — return of intrants, how made, /3.— one year 
in arrear of dues deprives from being represented in Grand 
Lodge, 59 — ^five years in arrear, declared dormant and struck 
off the roll, 60 — not to grant certificates of initiation, etc., 
ib. — may issue demits, io. — to have a fixed day for election 
of Officers, ib. — must send to Grand Secretary list of Officers, 
61 — which have appointed Proxies are not entitled to be 
represented in Grand Lodge tintil Commission be regularly 
recalled, ib. — are bound at elections to lay a copy of the * Con- 
stitution and Laws " ui)on the table, ib.^ — affiliates in, their 
right of voting at elections, ib. — to open in the Third Degree 
for election of Office- Bearers, and in the First Degree for Instal- 
lation, ib. — may frame bye-laws, 62; — must keep a uniform set 
of books, ib. — books of, to be periodically examined on behalf of 
Grand Lodge, ib. — ^must have a fixed place of meeting, 63 — not 
to interfere with the jurisdiction of other Lodges, io. — regula- 
tions as to change in place of meeting, ib. — notice of, must be 
sent to Grand Secretary, ib. — have power to levy an annual 
contribution, 64 — are bound to set aside one-half of annual 
contributions for purpose of charity, ib. — Charity Fund, how 
administered, ib^ — non-payment of dues disqualifies for hold- 
ing office or voting, ib. — arrears not chargeable for more than 
three years, 65 — the privilege of attending meetings not 
affected by non-payment of annual contribution, ib. — con- 
sequence of disobedience to Grand Lodge, ib. — may expel 
an offending Brother, ib. — ^not to exclude a Brother without 
due notice, ib. — loyal Members of suspended Lodges, how 
admitted to Grand Lodge, 66— right of appeal to Provincial 
Grand Lodge or to Grand Lodge, ib. — must make annual 
returns of intrants to Grand Lodge, ib. — must^ cause lists of 
intrants to be read annually in open Lodge prior to election, 
67 — the making of incomplete or fraudulent returns exposes to 
recall of charter, 68 — must apply to grand Lodge for Annual 
Certificate, 69 — affirmation by, on applying for certificate, 71 — 
jewels of 76— aprons to be worn by members of, 77 — Omce- 
Bearers of, may wear sashes, 78 — investment of Office-Bearers 
of, with the jewels of office, 92 — roll_ of, 120— left to exercise 
their own discretion as to the admission of Candidates maimed 
in limb, 156. 
Lotteries in connection with Lodges are prohibited, z6x. 

Mark Degree, only Master Masons entitled to receive the, z6z — 

separate fee not chargeable for the, ib. 
Marshal, the Grand, has charge of processions of Grand Lodge at 

laying foundation-stones, etc., 155. 
Masonic Benevolence, Fund of, 15. 
Master Masons, sdl, duly recorded in Grand Lodge Books, and not 

otherwise disqualified, are eligible for membership and for 

election to office in Grand Lodge or Provincial Grand Lodge 

2, 44 — apron of, 77.^ 
Master Mason, the Third Degree in Masonry, a — ^none under the 



1 88 INDEX. 

degree of, can sit in Grand Lodge, i — or petition for charter to 
a new Lodge, 51. 

Master of Lodge, a constituent Member of Grand Lodge and Pro- 
vincial Grand Lodge, i, 44 — is entitled to receive the Degfrec of 
Installed Master, 2 — ex-officio Member of Benevolent Fund 
Committee, 16 — cannot sit in Grand Lodge until name is trans- 
mitted to Grand Secretary, 34 — if unable to attend, may appoint 
Proxy, tb. — may in cases of emergency authorise the conferring 
of degrees at a shorter interval than two weeks between each, 
58 —responsible for correct returns of Intrants, etc., being sent 
to Grand Lodge, 67 — must submit an affirmation on applying 
for Annual Certificate, 71 — Jewels and insignia of, 76 — respon- 
sible for due observance of the Rules of Masonry and Laws of 
Grand Lodge, 88 — holds the chair until his successor be ad- 
pointed and installed, 90 — conducts the service at the funeral of 
a Brother, 107. 

Masters, Installed, precedence of, 150. 

Meeting of Lodge, place of, must- be fixed, 63 — removal of, how 
effected, ib. — notice of, to be given to Grand Secretary, or to 
Provincial Grand Secretary, 64. 

Members of Grand Lodge^ who are, i. 

Members of Lodges, admission of, 57 — have a right to inspect the 
Lodge's copy of Grand Lodge Laws, 61 — in arrear of dues can- 
not hold office or speak or vote on matters coming before the 
Lodge, 64 — suspension or expulsion of, 65 — not appealing against 
sentence held to have lost their Masonic priveleges, ib — list of 
new, to be made up annually and transmitted to Grand Sec- 
retary, 67 — unrecorded, ineligible as members of Grand Lodge, 
or for holding office in a Subordinate Lodge, and have no claim 
on the Fund of Benevolence, 68. 

Military Lodges, petition for charter to, must be recommended by 
officer commanding regiment, 52 — ^have no fixed place of meeting 
63 — list of, formerly existing, 166. 

Minimum Fee for initiation, 57. 

Minutes, meaning attached to confirmation of^ 155. 

Minutes of Grand Lodge and Grand Committee, printed copy of, 
to be furnished to each Lodge and Member of Grand Lodge, 
7^of Subordinate Lodges to be kept by Secretaries, 95. 

Modifications in the Constitution and Laws in favour of the Grand 
Master of All Scottish Freemasonry in India, 160. ^ 

Moneys of Grand Lodge, all, under supervision of Finance Com- 
mittee, 14 — unauthorised individuals operating on the, bound 
to refund the sums affected thereby, ib. 

Moral Law, the, Brethren to obey, 87, 99, 171. 

Mother Kilwinning, Lodge, rights of, 155. 

Motion, notices of, in Grand Lodge, must be given personally, 27 
— and audibly read, ib. — in absence of mover, seconder may 
take up motion, ib. — any Brother^ may second in absence of 
seconder, i*— cannot be delayed without permission of Grand 
Lodge, ib. — motions for alteration of Laws or for disposing of 
Grand Lodge propertj' or funds must be made at Quarterly 



INDEX. 189 

Communications, and lie on the table three months prior to 
discussion, ib. — copies of, to be sent to Provincial Grand Lodges, 
ib.— motions regularly made and seconded must be put from the 
chair, 28 — regulations as to discussion of, ib. 

Mourning, Masonic, 156. ^ 

Moveable property belonging to Grand Lodge, inventory of, to be 
submitted to Grand Committee annually, 13. 

Name, occupation, and age of each intrant, with date at which each 

deeree was conferred, and amount of fee charged for initiation, 

to oe returned to Grand Lodge, 59. 
Names of Brethren suspended or expelled to be forwarded to Grand 

Secretary or to Provincial Grand Secretary, 66. 
Neglect of Lodges to make due returns to Grand Lodge, conse- 

quences of, 68. 
New Lodge, how constituted, 50— Master and Wardens of a, to take 

the oath of fidelity to Grand Lodge, 52. 
New South Wales, District Grand Lodge of, empowered to regulate 

the action of its Lodges as to who shall preside at the conferring 

of Degrees, 160. 
Nomination of Grand Office-Bearers, 4 — of Grand Stewards, 10— of 

Grand Committee, 158. 

Oath of fidelity taken by the Master of a Lodge, 90— by other 
Office-Bearers, 91. 

Offending Brother, an, before being proceeded against must be 
served with formal complaint, which he is entitled to answer, 
65 — has the right of appeal, 66. 

Office-Bearers of Grand Lodge, who must be Master Masons 
recorded under the Scottish Constitution, are twenty-three in 
number, 2 — with the exception of the Past Grand Master, 
Depute Grand Master, Substitute Grand Master, Grand Sec- 
retary, Grand Cashier, Grand Organist, and Tylers, the officers 
are elected annually by Grand Lodge, 4 — the Depute and Sub- 
stitute Grand Masters are appointed by the Grand Master, ib.— 
officers are nominated at the Quarterly Communication in 
November, ib. — and elected and installed on St Andrew's 
Day, 5 — two years is the maximum period of consecutive 
service in the same post by the elective officers, the Grand 
Master excepted, ib. Office-Bearers of Provincial Grand 
Lodges : the Provincial Grand Master is appointed by com- 
mission from Grand Lodge, 44, — the Depute, Substitute, 
Wardens, Secretary, and Chaplain are commissioned by the 
Provincial Grand Master, ib. — the Treasury and others are 
elected annually by the Provincial Grand Lodge, ib. — Member- 
ship in a Lodge and residence within the province are necessary 
qualifications for election, 45 — no Office-Bearer can act as such 
until he be installed, 48. — exception to rule in favour of 
Grand Lodge of India, 160. Office-Bearers of Subordinate 
LoE>GES : every duly qualified Master Mason is eligible for 
election to office, 57 — election annual, 6x — and conducted when 



t9d INDEX. 

Lodge is opened on ihe Third D^^ree, ib. — ^installation in open 
lodge on rhe First Degree, 63 — non-payment of annual con- 
tribution disqualifies for election to oflBce, 64 — ceremonial at 
the installation of officers, 86— oath of fidelity to be taken by 
the Master, 90-^-oath by the other officers^ 91 — ^Wardens to 
be saluted aJter. investiture, 94 — ^Treasurer of Lodge personally 
responsible for payment <x G^and Lodge dues, 2^.— duties of 
Secretary and Deacons, 95 — of the Stewards, Inner Guard, and 
Tyler, 96. 

Order in which members and Office-Bearers of Grand Lodge rank, 
33, — of procession at laying a foundation-stone, loi — at the 
funeral of a Brother, zi^. 

Order from Grand Committee, upon an, Grand Secretary bound 
to call a meeting of Grand Lod£[e, 25. 

Orders, Grand Lodge may susi>end its Standing, 28. 

Outer Guard attends all meetings of Grand Lodge, and assists in 
the arrangements, xi. 

Out-Door Ceremonies of Grand Lodge are under the direction of 
the Grand Marshal, 155. 

Past Grand Masters, all, are constituent members of Grand Lodge, 
I — rank next to the Grand Master, 33. 

Past Masters of Lodges, Immediate, are constituent members of 
Provincial Grand Lodges, 44 — ^preside in I<odges in absence of 
Master, 92, 159. ^ 

Patrons of Freemasonry in Scotland, list of, 168. 

Petition and Memorial, complaints may be laid before Grand Com- 
mittee by, 22, — copy of, must be served on the party com- 
plained against, ib—it^ on lodging, 24. 

Petition for charter, directions regarding, 50— form of, 51 — for 
relief from Benevolent Fund, 16, 21. 

Poor, charity to the, recognised in charter to Daughter Lodges, 

Physical disqualification of Candidates, 156. 
Place of Meeting, Lodges to have a fixed, 63 — as to change of, ib. 
Plurality of Lodges, no Brother can represent a, in Grand Lodge, 37. 
Prayer m Grand Lodge, xo — ^at consecration of a Daughter Lodge, 

80, 83 — at laying a foundation-stone, 104 — ^at the burial of a 

Brother^ zo8— in a Funeral Lodge, 1x5, 118. 
Precedence m Grand Lodge and at public processions. 32. 
Privileges of Installed Masters, 73, 159. 
Proceedings of Grand Lodge and Grand Committee to be printed and 

circulated, 7. 
Process before Grand Lodge and Grand Committee, form of, 22. 
Processions, public, appearance of Lodges at, must be authorised, 

^4 — at laying foundation-stones, zoz — ^at interment with Masonic 

nonours, 108 — at Funeral Lodge, 114. 
Property cannot be purchased without consent of Grand Lodge, 

13. 
Pro re nata meetings, 5. 

Proxy Commissionb, by Lodges on the Roll as represented, to be 



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dated on one or other of St John's Days, or on the day of 
annual election of officers, and can only be cancelled on these 
days, 34 — notice of withdrawal of, to be given, ib. — Lodges 
abroad and within Scotland unrepresented in Grand Lodge, 
may grant at |uiy time, 35 — cannot be received from Lodges 
one year in arrear of Grand Lodge dues,./<J. — shall be taken 
up at at Quarterly Communications in preference to all other 
business, tb. — fees on lodging, q6— form of, ib. — blank not to be 
issued, 37 — penalty for using blank, ib. — cannot be cancelled 
withiQ a shorter period than one year from date of issue, 158. 

Proxy Provincial Grand Master may be appointed by any Colonial 
or foreign Provincial Grand Lodge, 49-^uties of, ib, — ^fees 
payable by^ 79. 

Proxy Master is a member of Committee of Fund of Benevolence, 
16 — may appoint two Proxy Wardens, 35 — provision for elect* 
ing a successor in case of death or resignation of, ib. — cannot 
change Wardens during year for which fees have been paid, 36, 
— ^may fill vacancies caused by death or resignation, 37 — fees 
payable by, 78. 79. 

Proxy Wardens hold their appointment from Proxy Master, 35 — 
are not removeable on death or resignation of Proxy Master, ib. 
— ^not entitled to sit in Grand Lodge until entered in Roll of 
members, 36-— cannot be superseded during year for which they 
have paid fees, ib. 

Provinces, name, and number of, 1^4 — amalgamation of Indian, ib. 

Provincial Grand Master is a member of Grand Lodge, 1— entitled 
to receive decree of Installed Master, 2 — member of Bene- 
volent Fund Committee,^ 16 — in absence of Grand Lodge, pre- 
sides at laying foundation-stones, 31 — ^has rank next to the 
Substitute Grand Master, 32 — appointed by Grand Lodge, 42 
form of commission^ to, ib. — styled " Right Worshipful, 44 — 
entitled to com mission a Depute, Substitute, two Wardens^ a 
Secretary, and Chaplain, ib.^ — commission by, 45. — shall visit 
annually every Lodge within his province, i^.^other duties. 
46 — commission null and void unless laid before Provincial 
Grand Lodge, 48— jewel of, 75 — fees payable by, 78, 79. 

Provincial Grand Lodge, how constituted, 44 — commissioned and 
elective Office-bearers of, 44 — qualifications for office in, 45. — 
special meetings of, ib. — complaints may be laid before, 46 — 
may admonish, fine, or suspend, ji^.--form of process before, 
47 — meetings of,^ to be held quarterly, ib. — and not interrupted 
by death or resignation of I'rovincial Grand Master, ib. — not 
assembling for two years becomes dormant, ib. — Grand Lodge or 
Grand Committee may call meetings of, 48 — may levy annusd 
contributions from Loclges, i<5.— refusal to pay contributions may 
be punished by suspension, 49 — ms^ establish Benevolent Fund, 
i3.— order in which the chairs are nlled in absence of Provincial 
Grand Master and Provincial Grand Wardens, ib. — Colonial or 
Foreign, may appoint Proxy Provincial Grand Master, to vote 
and act in Grand Lodge, ib. — Proxies admissible in any 
Colonial or Foreign, 50— may form Bye-Laws, 159. 



192 INDEX. 

Qualifications for Membership in Grand Lodge, x— election as Grand 
Officers, 4 — as Grand Stewards, ii — as Members of Grand 
Committee, 16, — as Members of the Committee of the Fund of 
Benevolence, 16— for Membership in Provincial Grand Lodges 
44^-of commissioned and elective Ofhce-Bearers in Provincial 
Grand Lodges, 45 — petitioners for charter of erection, 50 — of 
applicants for admission as Intrants, 57, 89— for election to office 
in Subordinate Lodges, 57 — for installation as Master of a 
Lodge, 87. 

Quarterly Commimications of Grand Lodge held on the first Thurs- 
days of February, May, August, and November, 25 — twenty- 
one members form a quorum, z<^. —motions for alterating existing 
laws, enacting new ones, or for dl<^posing of property must be 
made at, 27 — Provincial Grand Lodges shall hold, 47. 

Quorum of Grand Lodge, twenty-one members form a, 25 — of Grand 
Committee, five members, iz. 

Records, the, Grand Secretarv custodier of, 7. 

Refreshment, when the Lodge is at, the column of the Junior 
Warden is raised, 94 — Stewards to see that the tables are pro- 
perly furnished at, 96 — certain ceremonies precede and follow, 
101. 

Regalia, Masonic, no public appearance of the Craft in, allowed 
without special license, 34 — description of, 73. 

Regimental Bands, Members of, not to be initiated gratuitously, 58. 

Registration of Intrants imperative on Lodges, 59, 67 — security for 
the, 68. 

Rental of Heritable Property to be submitted annually, 13. 

Representation in Grand Lodge, fees exigible for, must be paid by 
Lodges if not paid by their representatives, 38. 

Resignation of Office-Bearers of Grand Lodge, vacancies caused by 
the, how filled, 5 — of Proxy Masters, ^5. 

Return, annual, of Office-Bearers, 6i.^K}f Intrants, must be made 
to Grand Lodge^ 67. 

Roll of Lodges holding of Grand Lodge, 120. 

Rulings ana Regulations not embodied in the Constitution, 155- 
Confirmation of Minutes, id. — Rights of the Lodge of Kilwin* 
ning, id. — in and out-door ceremonies, t'i. — mourning, 156 — 
erection of Lodges by Dispensation, id. — Physical Disjqualifica- 
tions, t6. — Belief in God, ti. — Masonic Benefit Societies, 157 — 
the issue of Diplomas may be suspended, id. — Chairmen of 
Committees, id. — the Ballot, id. — Qualifications of Provincial 
Grand Lodge Officers, 158 — Proxy IVIaster's Commission, id.— 
manner of election of Grand Committee, id. — filling vacancies 
in Grand Committee, 159 — Masonic Burial, id. — Tenure of Office 
in Provincial Grand Lodges, id. — Precedence of Installed 
Masters, id. — Discretionary Powers to Grand Secretary, id. — 
Bye-Laws for Provincial Grand Lodges, id. — India^ i6o---New 
South Wales, id. — business before Grand Committee, 161 — 
Demits, id. — the Constitution and Laws, id. — Trustees of Grand 
Lodge, id. — the Mark, id. — Test of Membership in Provincial 



INDEX. 193 

Grand Lodges. 162— -Prohibition of Masonic Lotteries, /($.— 
Alteration of Bye-Laws, ib. 

Sashes. Masonic, are worn over the right shoulder and under the 
left arm, 76. 

Scripture, portions of, read at the consecration of a Lodge, 86— in 
the service at the interment of a Brother, X07— in a funeral 
Lodge, zz6. 

Seal, the. Grand Secretary custodier of^ 7. 

Second Degree, the Mark forms part of uie, 3. 

Secretary, Grand, not subject to annual election, 4 — has the diarge 
and^ superintendence of Grand Lodge affairs, 6yis to 
receive all communications in connection with the business of 
Grand Lodge, zi^.^^onducts all correspondence, ib. — ^is custodier 
of the records and all other moveable prooert^ of Grand Lodge, 
7 — ^prepares the minutes, keeps the roll ox members, enrols 
intrants, prepares and des^tches Charters, Diplomas, etc., ib, 
— issues printed copies of mmutes, abstract of accounts, etc., ib 
^ummons the Office-Bearers and Members of Grand Lodge to 
its Commimications, ib. — calls all meetings of Grand Committee, 
ib. — ^is ex officio Secretary of all Committees, «(.— examines the 
Cashier's accounts, 8— salary voted annually, »^.— has author- 
ised assistance paid for by Grand Lodge, ^.—devotes whole 
time to duties, ib. — ^has full management of all paid officials^ of 
Grand Lodge, ib, — ^has expenses paid when travelling in service 
of Grand Ixxige, zo — may call special meetings^ of Committee 
of Fund of ^nevolence. z8 — may grant interim relief, 19^- 
invested with discretionary powers, X59. 

Senior Lodge of Province entitled to carry the working tools and 
paraphernalia when Grand Lodge officiates at laying foundation- 
stones, 33. 

Show of hands, vote by, in Grand Lodge, 4. 

Sister Grand Lodges, Representatives to, 39— form of commission to, 
4^o— 'their clothing, 41 — Representatives from, ib, — ^their rank, 
xb. — have no vote, as such, m Grand Lodge, ib. 

Special meetings of Grand Lod^e, power to call, 25. 

St Johns' Days, proxy commissions may be granted or cancelled on 
one or eitner of the, 3-^. 

St Andrew's Day, Grand Lodfi;e festival held in open Lodge on, 30. 

Statutory Meeting of Grand Committee, Lodges in arrears and 
liable to be struck off roll to be reported to, 13. 

Stewards, the Grand, are appointed annually, zo — ^number of, re- 
stricted to fifty, ib. — ^have management of all Grand Lodge fes- 
tivals, ib. — attend at all processions of Grand Lodge, z^.— elect 
their own President ana Vice-President, zi-^are Members of 
Committee of Fund of Benevolence, z6— rank immediately after 
Grand Director of Music, 33— in processions, the Vice-President 
of, precedes Grand Sword-Bearer, Z02 — the President of, walks 
in rear of and carries the Grand Master's rod, Z03. 

Sub-Committees of Grand Lodge, Z4, Z5. 

Substitute Grand Master, the, appointed by the Grand Master, 4— 



194 INDKK. 



nil 1 iiTtinc nf Offind f ndJjjT, us iiikmi tin 
Dcpptc Gmd Iratlfi m ofdfcr of preoedcnoe, 3s. 

Sobicrqitioitf, pcmiom fiir, in aid 01 Lod^ Fnids can only be 
imutd nnoer ■anrticin off Gnad Caanaittee, i6i* 

Sunday, when St Andrew's Day falk on, HfcHoo of Giaad Offioe- 
boras takes place on the Monday fbUovii^, 5. 

Swtpfuded Lodges, BMBUienot, 66m 




Table of does and ammal oontribatians payable to Gfaad 

Tenure of oflioe in Gnuid Lodge, 4^-in Provincial daad 
159. 

Test of Membership in Grand Lodce 37 — in Snboidinate Lodges, 
64— penalty for non^atyment ot; ^< — arrears of, not diaigeable 
for more tban three yeazs, 65. — in Provincial Gtaund Lodges, 
i6x. 

Tidut of admission, before entering the hall Membeis of Grand 
Lodge must present their, 26— not transferase, it, — ^Members 
resi^;miur return to Grand Secretary their, t3. 

Tianscnpt Petition for relief firom Fund of Benevolence, sz— 
Commission to Proxy Master, 36 — Ccynmiiaion to Representative 
to Sister Grand Lodge, 40— Commission to Provincial Grand 
Master, X2— Commissum by Provincial Grand Biaster, 45 — 
Petition for Charter of CoQsdtntion, 51 — Charter, ss-^Demit, 
60— Annual Certificate, 70— Affirmation on appTving for 
Certificate,?! — Master Mason's Diploma, 7a — Instafiea Master's 
Diploma, U. 

Treasurer of Lodge personally responsible for payment of Grand 
Lodge dues, 94. 

Tyler, &and. not subject to annual election, 4 — attends all meet- 
ings, ana assists m the arrangements, 11— cannot speak or 
vote upon any question coming before Grand Lodge, a8. 

Uniformity in books kept by Lodges recommended, 62— in Lodge 

aprons, 73. 
Unrecorded Members of Lodges, disqualifications of, 68. 

Vacancies in Offioe-Bearers of Grand Lodge, caused by death or 
resignation how filled up, 5 — ^in Grand Committee, 159. 

Vessel, no Lodge can be hela on board any ship or, 5a. 

Visitations, Grand, rules regarding, 29. 

Visiting Brethren, accommodation provided for, in Grand Lodge, 29. 

Visitors not to be received without examination, 89 — attended to by 
the Stewards, 96. 

Vote, by Show of Hands, at election of Grand Office-Bearers, 4— by 
Ballot in Lodges at tne admission of candidates, 58. 

Wardens, The Grand, are elected annually^ 4— cannot hold the 
same office longer than two years consecutively, 5. 

Widow of a Brother, the, may be relieved from the Ftmd of Bene- 
volence, x8—> petition by, 2z— queries that require to be 
answered by, id. 



INDEX. 195 

Work, contracts for, in connection with Grand Lodge Buildings, x^. 
Work, when the Lodge is at, the column of the Senior Warden is 
raised, 94. 

Years, two, consecutively^ certain oflSces in Grand Lodge cannot be 
held longer than, 5 — m Provincial Grand Lodges, x6z. 



NOTE. 

It is impossible satisfactorily to conduct the business of 
Grand Lodge vrith a divided Correspondence. The 
Members of Grand Lodge, Office-Bearers of Subordinate 
Lodges, and the Brethren generally, are therefore 
respectfully reminded of the fact that in terms of the re- 
solution of Grand Lodge all letters and communications 
must be addressed to the Grand Secretary, remit- 
tances enclosed being made payable to the Grand 
Cashier. 



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